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

  • Published on Jun 12, 2016
  • 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
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Comments • 70

  • awuma
    awuma 2 months ago

    Actually, this is quite a bit bigger (fatter) than the Falcon Heavy, due to the low density of LH2, but a lot less powerful. A beautiful bird, but incapable of being reusable due to the size of the engines and the very high energy achieved before MECO. The 9-motor configuration of Falcon cores is crucial for their recoverability, as well as the large and powerful second stage allowing for much lower energy at MECO. The very efficient second stage engine of Delta IV is limited to only a tenth the thrust of Falcon 9's second stage, so the first stage+boosters has to toss the second stage very fast and high if it's to avoid re-entry before it can get up to orbital speed.

  • shootybaking
    shootybaking 2 months ago +1

    This is some beautiful launch footage. omg.

  • Teboski78
    Teboski78 6 months ago +1

    Dem boosters don't land though.

  • Fred Thompson
    Fred Thompson 6 months ago

    NON KEROSINE BURN. Orion maiden mission mixed in KEROSINE. It provides a bright burn for better thrust analysis for booster crew.

  • Robbert Nijgh
    Robbert Nijgh 6 months ago +3

    to bad its uh.... hehe uh....not.....not reuseable

  • Cody Slab
    Cody Slab 9 months ago +1

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

  • swimsoundwave
    swimsoundwave 9 months ago +1

    Dude...... wow

  • JuanAguilar
    JuanAguilar 9 months ago +2

    Amazing!

  • Ghostbusters3
    Ghostbusters3 10 months ago +2

    Liquid fueled boosters rock. Love this rocket.

  • StereoSpace
    StereoSpace Year ago +1

    What a magnificent beast that thing is.

  • Aelectrician Sebastian

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

  • André Conci
    André Conci Year ago

    Awesome!

  • Mandroid321
    Mandroid321 Year ago +1

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

    • Chris Nelson
      Chris Nelson 2 months ago

      David Smith What is a "rapid attack" jet? I was not aware that there were slow-attack jets. Anyway, since F/A-18s are U.S. Navy fighter/attack jets, they would most likely be deployed from an aircraft carrier -- unless, of course, they are dispatched from a Naval air station. So, in that sense, you're incorrect.

    • Chris Nelson
      Chris Nelson 2 months ago

      No, the restricted area includes offshore. In December 2014, a boat strayed into the restricted waters off Cape Canaveral, forcing NASA to scrub the EF-1 (Exploration Mission 1) launch of a Delta IV Heavy carrying the Orion Multipurpose Crew Capsule atop it. It was rescheduled for the next day.

    • David Smith
      David Smith Year ago

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

    • Russell S
      Russell S Year ago +1

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

  • Eric K
    Eric K Year ago +1

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

    • aleksander suur
      aleksander suur 8 months ago +1

      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 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_in_spaceflight

    • A. Mc
      A. Mc Year ago

      pretty often.

  • Colin McEwan
    Colin McEwan Year ago

    Fantastic video! Thanks.

  • Arguminium Marcelius

    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 Year ago +3

      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 Year ago +1

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

  • None_yo_business
    None_yo_business Year ago +1

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

  • jack flew
    jack flew Year ago +6

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

  • Bad Santa
    Bad Santa Year ago +1

    good work

  • Tyler Pyle
    Tyler Pyle Year ago +4

    dem jumbo 64s ;)

  • Leon Allan Davis
    Leon Allan Davis Year 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 Allan Davis
      Leon Allan Davis Year 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 Year ago +4

      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 Year ago +2

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

    • Pyre Vulpimorph
      Pyre Vulpimorph Year ago +4

      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 Year ago +1

    keep the videos coming guys!

  • Media Majors
    Media Majors Year ago +7

    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 Year 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 Year ago

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

    • Frank
      Frank Year 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 Year ago +6

      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 Year ago +9

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

  • EinChris75
    EinChris75 Year ago +3

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

  • Motokid600
    Motokid600 Year ago +6

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

    • static79
      static79 8 months ago +5

      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.

    • Cody Slab
      Cody Slab 9 months 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 Year ago

      Often.

    • Daniels30
      Daniels30 Year ago +1

      The wonders of hydrogen ;)

  • eta2001carl
    eta2001carl Year ago +14

    where did they land the first stages ? :)

    • Vulkan Animations
      Vulkan Animations Year ago

      The Vulcan rocket looks pretty awesome.

    • eta2001carl
      eta2001carl Year ago

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

    • 221 b
      221 b Year ago +1

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

    • eta2001carl
      eta2001carl Year ago +1

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

    • TheOfficial-BradC
      TheOfficial-BradC Year ago

      Omg stfu trolls. Quit sucking spacex dick

  • Hutch5321
    Hutch5321 Year ago +3

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

  • Alandala
    Alandala Year ago +56

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

    • Duderocks5539
      Duderocks5539 5 months ago

      +BonsonCollider Hopefully its loud as hell like the Delta IV Heavy because I only go to launches for the sound and the Falcon 9 wasn't even that loud.

    • Cody Slab
      Cody Slab 9 months ago

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

    • BosonCollider
      BosonCollider Year 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 Year ago +6

    Awesome video keep i up!

  • roberto samoraes
    roberto samoraes Year ago +8

    very good !

  • earFront
    earFront Year ago +14

    Nice coverage of the launch guys.