Tag: delta iv

Jan 17 2018

Delta IV NROL-47 Launch Highlights

Here we have the launch highlights video for the United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch of NROL-47. As is standard for these launch highlights videos, it covers the usual pre-launch preparations, and contains many views of the vehicle which were not shown during the actual launch live stream. It includes some quite beautiful views of …

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Jan 12 2018

United Launch Alliance 2017 Launch Highlights

Here’s one I should have gotten to back in December but couldn’t get to for, well, reasons. This is a launch highlights compilation for year 2017 produced by United Launch Alliance, showing of the past years launches of 1 Delta IV booster, 6  Atlas V boosters, and the second to last Delta II launch ever. …

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Aug 19 2016

Delta IV AFSPC-6 Launch Highlights

As is common post launch, United Launch Alliance has published a video compiling highlights and best views of the launch of AFSPC-6 on its Delta IV rocket. As is equally common for me, I present this video here for those of you who enjoy such, and don’t feel like sitting through the entire launch video …

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Aug 18 2016

Delta IV Successfully Launches With Twin AFSPC-6 Satellites

At 12:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time this morning, August 19th, a Delta IV booster carrying the twin AFSPC-6 satellites successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. These satellites are, as best i can tell, intended to monitor on orbit activities of other satellites and the like for the benefit …

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Aug 18 2016

Delta IV AFSPC-6 Mission Profile

Coming up tonight, or early tomorrow morning I should say, will be the launch of a Delta IV rocket carrying a pair of “Space Situational Awareness Program” satellites into a near geosynchronous orbit. Like most military payloads, these satellites are a bit of a mystery, but from what I can gather they will provide a …

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Jun 11 2016

NROL-37 Launch Highlights And Complete Livestream

Funny how things go, sometimes. The moment I published my previous article on the NROL-37 launch, United Launch Alliance uploaded 2 videos of their own – One being the complete livestream of the mission, and the other being a “Launch Highlights” compilation, capturing the feel of the pre-launch and early boost phases in a very …

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Jun 11 2016

NROL-37 Successfully Launches On A Delta IV Heavy

Ah, the Delta IV Heavy. The most powerful active launch vehicle in the world. While other launch vehicles have surpassed its capacity, few of those actually had successful flights, and regardless of their successes, or lack thereof, none of these top tier boosters are in production anymore. In December 2014, a Delta IV Heavy booster …

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