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Delta IV Rocket Launch
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Delta IV Rocket Launch
The launch of this Delta IV rocket at the Vanderberg airforce base was the largest launch the west coast of the US has ever seen. The payload was the NROL-49 spy satellite.


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Posted by nova on January 22, 2011
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Posted by nova on January 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm
(Reuters) - The largest rocket ever launched from the U.S. West Coast blasted off on Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, carrying a top secret satellite into orbit, military officials said.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket stood 23 stories tall, and its engines produced 2 million pounds of thrust, according to the 30th Space Wing of the U.S. Air Force.

Blasting off at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg in California, the rocket carried a payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, military officials said. The nature of the payload was secret.

But the Los Angeles Times cited analysts who said it was a spy satellite, capable of snapping pictures detailed enough to distinguish the model of a car hundreds of miles below.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Steve Gorman)
Posted by pdpete on February 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm
Really nice video footage i never tire of watching satellite or shuttle launches.
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