"The Beast" - Delta IV Heavy - NROL-37 - 06-11-2016

  • Added:  11 months ago
  • The 236 ft tall Delta IV Heavy does not look real from a distance. Our minds have trouble processing the orange and white monster machine as it lifts off. It almost looks fake. We talked with the ATK rep. who explained all of the white on the Heavy is made of Carbon Fiber by Orbital ATK. Since the launch was classified we had no trajectory info, thus we lost camera contact as it roared straight up. Thanks to ULA, Thanks to Kyle Brown for launch pad clip and Thanks to all of you for tuning in.We are a US disabled veteran run, non profit video production company who's mission is to bring other disabled US Veterans to witness a launch, experience US Space History and become part of our report. Our nonprofit 501(c)(3) is 100% tax deductible, just go to our webpage www.USLaunchReport.com which is merged with www.VeteransSpaceReport.com and find our Donate button. You can help change the life of a US Veteran. Thank You
  • Video CategoriesScience & Technology
  • Runtime: 6:47
  • Tags for this video:  Space  Rocket launch  News report  Kennedy Space Center  United Launch Alliance  Orbital ATK  Launch Complex 37  Cape Canaveral Air Force Station  Delta IV Heavy  NRO  Most lifting capacity  Most Powerful  

Comments: 67

  • Igor Igor
    Igor Igor 1 month ago

    *This rocket looks like 3 gas tanks that my grandma keeps in her kitchen strapped together, flying away by accident.*

  • swimsoundwave
    swimsoundwave 1 month ago

    Dude...... wow

  • LosAguilasGarden
    LosAguilasGarden 2 months ago

    Amazing!

  • marc80s
    marc80s 2 months ago

    Liquid fueled boosters rock. Love this rocket.

  • StereoSpace
    StereoSpace 8 months ago

    What a magnificent beast that thing is.

  • Aelectrician Sebastian

    I really liked this video. The birds were really nice!

  • André Conci
    André Conci 11 months ago

    Awesome!

  • Mandroid321
    Mandroid321 11 months ago

    4:30 anyone know if they allow boats in the water during launch times?

    • David Smith
      David Smith 8 months ago

      No only that, but goddamn rapid attack jets like f-18's when theyre launching these military satellites.


    • Russell S
      Russell S 11 months ago

      No, they do not. Coast Guard and choppers from Patrick AFB enforce.


  • Eric K
    Eric K 11 months ago

    Totally awesome. how often do they do a launch of any rocket? never heard one word on any news station.

    • aleksander suur
      aleksander suur 14 days ago

      Globally there are about 80-90 orbital launches per year, US, China and Russia each doing around 20 launches, EU, India and Japan doing lionshare of the rest. Wikipedia has year by year launch lists and stats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_in_spaceflight


    • A. Mc
      A. Mc 11 months ago

      pretty often.


  • Colin McEwan
    Colin McEwan 11 months ago

    Fantastic video! Thanks.

  • Arguminium Marcelius
    Arguminium Marcelius 11 months ago

    And...its brain-dead boosters go only one way, and then crash to earth and are destroyed? Pretty piss poor. but thanks to USLaunchReport for covering this. Hope in the future it will not be necessary to witness the stupid waste of boosters.

    • David Knisely
      David Knisely 4 months ago

      No, the Delta IV Heavy's side boosters and first stages are allowed to fall into the ocean after being jettisoned and are *not* recovered. The only boosters that have ever been recovered for re-use are the retired Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Booster casings and some of the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stages (one that has flown back and landed itself at the Cape, and several that have landed on landing platforms in the ocean).


    • Mine
      Mine 8 months ago

      I believe The boosters stage off and parachute into the ocean and are recovered and reused


  • None_yo_business
    None_yo_business 11 months ago

    I always think that the delta iv will explode after ignition for some reason. Excellent work!

  • jack flew
    jack flew 11 months ago

    Those flames are huge!! Thought it was funny how they singe the outside of the rocket

  • Bad Santa
    Bad Santa 11 months ago

    good work

  • Tyler Pyle
    Tyler Pyle 11 months ago

    dem jumbo 64s ;)

  • Leon Davis
    Leon Davis 11 months ago

    A tripod mount would be nice. Or maybe not.
    Maybe the rocket jumping out of the top of the frame is a new special effect I haven't heard of. If so, then it was very well done. We need more of this.
    Also, reverse the video to show the rocket landing and the engines shutting off. You almost had it in that first clip.

    • Leon Davis
      Leon Davis 11 months ago

      +thearsenal
      That's a new one on me but since you're the expert, I'll defer to your expertise.
      I've use a fluid head on a heavy tripod to film stunt pilots at air shows lots of times and had no problem keeping the aircraft in the frame. But like I said. I'm no expert.
      I need more practice to get that special effect. Maybe I can do it in post. Now there's a thought.


    • thearsenal
      thearsenal 11 months ago

      They were using a tripod. When you are zoomed in a lot like they were even the slightest movement and the rocket goes out of frame. NASA uses special cameras that track the rockets automatically. Unless you have access to such technology getting a steady shot of the camera is nearly impossible unless you are zoomed out a lot, but then it is hard to see the rocket.


  • Gleb Rumyantsev
    Gleb Rumyantsev 11 months ago

    Oddly no ice for a hydrogen rocket. Are her tanks heat-insulated?

    • Pyre Vulpimorph
      Pyre Vulpimorph 11 months ago

      Yes. The orange coating is for thermal insulation, much like the Space Shuttle external tank. I don't think a hydrox rocket can launch without insulation as the 20 K hydrogen would literally liquefy (if not freeze) the outside air. Not just the water vapor, but the nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and basically everything else.


  • Jamie Godman
    Jamie Godman 11 months ago

    keep the videos coming guys!

  • Media Majors
    Media Majors 11 months ago

    It has been a pleasure working with USLaunchReport over the last year and am proud to see some of my footage from the pad included in our continuing coverage of space exploration off the Space Coast of Florida

  • Gamer 49
    Gamer 49 11 months ago

    Watching money burn faster than any other video on the internet, why does this get any thumbs up at all?

    • Jaeger Bombs
      Jaeger Bombs 11 months ago

      I guess you have never seen videos of war....


    • Frank
      Frank 11 months ago

      Rick, why do you even bother watching it then? The title isn't misleading. Go talk to your politicians about stopping these rocket launches, instead of spreading your propaganda.


    • otakujhp
      otakujhp 11 months ago

      What would you have them do? Fly the SR-71 and U2 over hostile territory again, at great risk to the pilots? In the long run, I'd bet you anything launching spy sats is significantly cheaper than keeping a spy plane program operational, and certainly cheaper than developing a brand new one.


    • Archer
      Archer 11 months ago

      Regardless of that, there nothing like a good rocket launch.


  • EinChris75
    EinChris75 11 months ago

    Great video. I really loved to see all those different camera views.
    The one at 2:55 ist the best.

  • Motokid600
    Motokid600 11 months ago

    Wow, was the grass set on fire around the pad?

    • static79
      static79 12 days ago

      Sorry, you're wrong. Delta IV is a LH2/LOX fueled rocket. That's why the RS-68A's plume looks so clean. All it takes is some simple Googling on your part.


    • Igor Igor
      Igor Igor 1 month ago

      its not hydrogen its kerosene, aka diesel, the world works on diesel, airplanes, ships, trucks, rockets, all run on diesel (granted, different purities of diesel, like NASCAR and F1 run on puch higher quality gasoline)


    • Chris Nelson
      Chris Nelson 8 months ago

      Often.


    • Daniels30
      Daniels30 8 months ago

      The wonders of hydrogen ;)


    • A. Mc
      A. Mc 11 months ago

      lol


  • eta2001carl
    eta2001carl 11 months ago

    where did they land the first stages ? :)

    • Vulkan: Games & Space
      Vulkan: Games & Space 10 months ago

      The Vulcan rocket looks pretty awesome.


    • eta2001carl
      eta2001carl 10 months ago

      ok lets give them a chance, they have to evolve if Spacex succeeds anyway.


    • 221 b
      221 b 10 months ago

      Cant we like spacex and still enjoy a delta iv heavy?


    • eta2001carl
      eta2001carl 10 months ago

      +TheOfficial-BradC but that's all we can do... :'(


    • TheOfficial-BradC
      TheOfficial-BradC 10 months ago

      Omg stfu trolls. Quit sucking spacex dick


  • Hutch5321
    Hutch5321 11 months ago

    "The Beast" is properly named!
    Thanks guys! Bravo!

  • Alandala
    Alandala 11 months ago

    After seeing this launch, I'm really looking forward to see the falcon heavy in action!

    • Igor Igor
      Igor Igor 1 month ago

      guys stop pouring salt on united launch alliance tax payer money stealing crooks' wounds


    • BosonCollider
      BosonCollider 11 months ago

      FH liftoff is going to be much faster though, since TWR is going to be quite high. But its an absolutely huge rocket.


  • jawbreaker
    jawbreaker 11 months ago

    Awesome video keep i up!

  • roberto samoraes
    roberto samoraes 11 months ago

    very good !

  • earFront
    earFront 11 months ago

    Nice coverage of the launch guys.

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