Delta IV NROL-47 Live Launch Broadcast (Jan. 12, 2018)

Comments • 355

  • Papajoeooo
    Papajoeooo 2 days ago

    Black night resembles a spy satellite ready to fight with its "sword drawn" and the dragon in space well I'll just let ur imagination linger on that

  • James R. Beltz
    James R. Beltz 3 days ago

    Is it normal for the flame to travel back up the rocket at ignition? Thats scary

  • audience2
    audience2 4 days ago

    Retro rocketry. Most of the ULA employees must be worried about keeping their jobs as their rocket is so old fashioned.

  • Nathan Rice
    Nathan Rice 5 days ago

    This looks like the stuffiest room of dudes ever.

  • Joey J
    Joey J 6 days ago

    I should keep notes for kerbel space program

  • Rdd Jbv
    Rdd Jbv 6 days ago


  • Wesley Currier
    Wesley Currier 6 days ago

    hey why'd the rocket just light on fire before ignition?

  • Jeremy Lawson
    Jeremy Lawson 6 days ago

    Demonetize 9:06

  • JohnNarkaus
    JohnNarkaus 7 days ago +1

    SpaceX did certainly set the bar high. Full disclosure is appreciated! And launch data...and graphics...

    • Radi Bear
      Radi Bear Day ago

      they probably have some secret payload. It's the top 2 ariel government recon agencies we're talking about

  • Shay!
    Shay! 7 days ago

    I pretty much only read the

  • English _Muffin
    English _Muffin 7 days ago

    1:40:52 welcome

  • Maddie F
    Maddie F 7 days ago

    My brother got to see it live when it took off I was at gymnastics so lucky

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    What was this for may I ask?

  • K P
    K P 7 days ago

    ULA is Bloody rocket lobby who opposes SpaceX. Boo ULA

  • Show bobs and Vagene pls

    North Korea has better rockets than ULA and SpaceX

  • Brad c
    Brad c 7 days ago

    What happened when it look like it was on fire from the start?

  • Eva May Mitchell
    Eva May Mitchell 7 days ago


  • Jonathan Bush
    Jonathan Bush 7 days ago +2

    Please atleast trim off the bars and 1k tone

    ART GALLERY 8 days ago

    This is Not spam! Using my freedom of speech! Evil triumphs when good men do nothing! Protect my freedom of speech so you can keep yours!

  • zebu e cool erdanyu
    zebu e cool erdanyu 8 days ago

    I saw this in my yard

  • Vegeta
    Vegeta 8 days ago

    The thubmnail looked like a D&D kind of thing

  • Hadley McIntyre
    Hadley McIntyre 8 days ago

    Yeah it needed a boost

  • cobuman
    cobuman 8 days ago +9

    Their Control Room still uses big square LCD screens from 90s. Look at the blue VGA connectors @1:44:50.

    • cobuman
      cobuman 3 days ago +1

      Yes. :) Hehe, I could swear I had it in there correctly. Thanks, I've edited the original comment.

    • Kennynva T.
      Kennynva T. 3 days ago +2

      You mean at 1:44:50 right?

    • X-Fun
      X-Fun 7 days ago

      True space training is Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space.

  • Bernie Bernstein
    Bernie Bernstein 8 days ago +2

    Trump is anti science.

  • Benjamin Wood
    Benjamin Wood 8 days ago +17

    So when are you guys going to grow some balls and design a reusable rocket? Instead of buying overpriced Russian engines and pursuing the minimum amount of innovation.

    • Joshua Cooper
      Joshua Cooper 7 days ago +2

      Benjamin Wood Yeah average military launch cost for ULA is ~$400 million vs SpaceX with ~$80 million dollars.

    • Benjamin Wood
      Benjamin Wood 8 days ago +3

      Scarce It would be much cheaper to invest the money into R&D. It's not like their launches are cheap in the first place. Even a brand new none reusable falcon 9 is still cheaper than anything ULA has to offer. They will quickly be left in the dust if they don't improve in a major way soon.

    • Scarce
      Scarce 8 days ago

      It's probably cheaper that they keep using new new ones instead of investing research into making a reusable one that might not even work the 2nd time, or efficiently in general.
      The heat in the rocket is so high that they use a special plating for the rocket so that it doesn't catch on fire for example and anything inside stays safe.

  • Lucas
    Lucas 8 days ago

    100 minutes of mostly nothing, followed by very very low quality footage of the actual launch...what a shoddy broadcast

  • opl500
    opl500 8 days ago

    (but it's not reusable)

  • opl500
    opl500 8 days ago +1

    Competing with SpaceX, I see? Mmm, capitalism...

    • Benjamin Casillas
      Benjamin Casillas 8 days ago

      SpaceX is the newer one, really. But ULA is falling behind in terms of costs.

  • Chef Howiezy
    Chef Howiezy 8 days ago

    Mmmmm launch time making me hungry

  • KiddKoalaz
    KiddKoalaz 8 days ago

    Where's the landing of the rocket?? I call bs lol

    • X-Fun
      X-Fun 7 days ago +1

      It's not supposed to land

  • 1Energine1
    1Energine1 8 days ago

    LOL what on EARTH is that sound? Is this really necessary? Haha

  • Neil Robert
    Neil Robert 8 days ago +1

    Are we taking down the black knight satellite

  • hojjat abdollahi
    hojjat abdollahi 8 days ago +1

    The buzz in the beginning is stupid.
    You can have he speed on the screen instead of saying it.
    The broadcast is the same as 40 years ago! You can update your system.
    Put a camera on the rocket!
    The average age of people in the control room is 63!

  • † Masterhp †
    † Masterhp † 8 days ago +1

    1:40:50 Someones getting fired.

  • † Masterhp †
    † Masterhp † 8 days ago

    quality, not a go

  • Bin Ou Yang
    Bin Ou Yang 8 days ago

    USE METRIC! THIS IS A ROCKET LAUNCH. ROCKETS USE METRIC!, You don't have to dumb down rocket science to that extent.

  • The Dudeprime
    The Dudeprime 8 days ago

    Wtf, I don’t even remember hearing this launch yesterday

  • Dahowski
    Dahowski 8 days ago

    Will this one get lost to 👽

  • Samiul Al Hossaini
    Samiul Al Hossaini 8 days ago

    Cool thumbnail tho!

  • Jeremy Clyde
    Jeremy Clyde 8 days ago

    Where is the second stage? :)

  • Heinz Ketchup
    Heinz Ketchup 8 days ago

    Boring, they didn't even show the landing.

    • Heinz Ketchup
      Heinz Ketchup 7 days ago

      X-Fun That's the joke yo

    • X-Fun
      X-Fun 7 days ago

      It's not supposed to land

  • F Fuentes
    F Fuentes 8 days ago

    So when do we get the landing pad footage?

  • xlr82v2
    xlr82v2 8 days ago

    Wow, lots of free hydrogen at engine start...

  • Brandon Waldo
    Brandon Waldo 8 days ago

    Those SRB plumes though

  • Ruth Campos
    Ruth Campos 8 days ago +1

    GUYS 1:41:00 begin launch!!!

  • calitos_ 400
    calitos_ 400 8 days ago


  • Paul Walsh
    Paul Walsh 8 days ago

    I got put in timeout by the admins!😂

  • balderoine
    balderoine 8 days ago

    The origin of the triggered sound 35:53

  • SaltyFlan
    SaltyFlan 8 days ago +4

    What is this launch about?

  • Andre Zibner
    Andre Zibner 8 days ago

    Reason for the Black Knight on the mission patch???????

  • Drew Durant
    Drew Durant 8 days ago

    why is there a black knight with a dragon for the mission insignia?

  • w5monkey
    w5monkey 8 days ago

    More spy stuff, yay science

  • japzone
    japzone 8 days ago

    Seeing this makes me realize just how good SpaceX's launch coverage is. Their camera angles put these to shame.

  • Diogo Cezar
    Diogo Cezar 8 days ago

    I'm a huge space fan, but I bet this guys (Lockheed and Boeing) are only friends to money, and no one else. And yes, that's Elon Musk on my profile picture.

  • Baby Channel
    Baby Channel 8 days ago

    Good Stuff starts : @1:40:48

  • mrmanown
    mrmanown 8 days ago

    Time to spy on little Kimmy Jung!

  • genocide amerika
    genocide amerika 8 days ago +2

    typical yankee imperialist propaganda

  • Juan Ayala
    Juan Ayala 9 days ago +2

    Oh look more CGI BS 😂😂😂 Why not show the actual rocket going through space? Why conclude the coverage?? Why not show the most exciting parts of the mission? One answer. Fake! And people wonder why some people don't believe in this stuff is because of continuous videos like this showing CGI footage instead of real congruent footage showing rockets going to space. Wake up people they're not doing anything!

    • Radi Bear
      Radi Bear Day ago +1

      +Juan Ayala Have you been sleeping for the last 3 decades?

    • Benjamin Casillas
      Benjamin Casillas 8 days ago +3

      +Juan Ayala try some of SpaceX's videos. This mission (and a few SpaceX ones) doesn't feature coverage of the space portion because it's a top secret National Recconassiance Office mission. Most will.

    • Juan Ayala
      Juan Ayala 8 days ago +2

      David Adenuga I actually would believe it if they showed me but they never show anything. All I want is a video of a rocket going to space not an animation!

  • MultiSplashdamage
    MultiSplashdamage 9 days ago

    This was Zuma mission.

  • Ariyan Ahmed
    Ariyan Ahmed 9 days ago


  • Biff Dingus
    Biff Dingus 9 days ago +4

    ULA. Robbing taxpayers since 2006

      SFRJ IS MY CITY 7 days ago

      Biff Dingus Meanwhile SpaceX is developing the cheapest and most advanced rocket systems of the 21st century. ULA is just 2 greedy military industrial contractors trying to suck funds out of the government to fund more pointless projects. Just look at Lockheed Martin and the F35. The project was a failure. Now SLS will likely be a failure as well. Due to SpaceX developing far superior rockets.

  • Akintunde Clark
    Akintunde Clark 9 days ago


  • OGRaggie
    OGRaggie 9 days ago

    They could learn a thing or 2 from SpaceX. Make the launch video more like a movie not a documentary. Add some stats on the side. Make the video use the whole screen. Maybe put a camera on the rocket itself

  • ciematuky28
    ciematuky28 9 days ago


  • Eliezer Martinez
    Eliezer Martinez 9 days ago +1

    Solo con el combustible sin hablar de los materias muchos niños comerían. pero es mejor gastar millones en destrucción de la humanidad.

  • Mohammad M
    Mohammad M 9 days ago

    I saw this by my house

  • yago vip
    yago vip 9 days ago +4

    Space x rules

  • 薄熙来
    薄熙来 9 days ago

    Not quite the viewer-friendly broadcast of a SpaceX launch.

  • lisa ROXXI sandoval
    lisa ROXXI sandoval 9 days ago


  • Josef Janoušek
    Josef Janoušek 9 days ago

    Whole video looks like from ninety's.. 😄 I don't like copycats, but you could learn from Elon a bit.

  • Black Wolf
    Black Wolf 9 days ago

    Switched to Google earth because they don't want to show the real secrect behind what earth really look like

    • Rusty Bones
      Rusty Bones 8 days ago

      Black Wolf there is no earth. It is the collective imagination of the Matrix. Your entire life is a dream.

  • Top 10 Ideas
    Top 10 Ideas 9 days ago

    great look what i got in channel

  • Wayne Mahomet
    Wayne Mahomet 9 days ago

    Your Best Broadcast yet! Taking some PR notes from SpaceX I see. Good Job!

  • Queezer
    Queezer 9 days ago

    Super sonic xDDD

  • KNO
    KNO 9 days ago

    Lol it looks like a old school north Korean missile.

  • Helichopper
    Helichopper 9 days ago

    When you thought we were safe from the government,YOU THOUGHT WRONG!

  • Jimmy Kaiser
    Jimmy Kaiser 9 days ago +8

    The best thing about the ULA live streams is the polling

  • SentFromMyIphone
    SentFromMyIphone 9 days ago

    Did one of the SRM hang on before jettison

  • Morbo
    Morbo 9 days ago +5

    Worst T-10 countdown ever. Just shut up and let the lady do it

  • /// Dynamo\\\
    /// Dynamo\\\ 9 days ago +1

    *They’re sending up there to spy on the ‘Black Knight Satellite’*

    • X-Fun
      X-Fun 7 days ago

      It does actually, it transmits batman movies

    • Blank _
      Blank _ 8 days ago

      /// Dynamo\\\ it does not exist

  • leBraz Psairo
    leBraz Psairo 9 days ago

    Never seen a backwash burn that much fuel on takeoff but congratulations on the launch

  • anonymous B
    anonymous B 9 days ago

    How about that dark knight....

  • Jordy Molina
    Jordy Molina 9 days ago

    The Space X launch looked way better than this!

  • c Lok
    c Lok 9 days ago

    It would have been better if they had launched it yesterday at 4:59 pm.

  • Rick Lopez
    Rick Lopez 9 days ago

    Did anyone els notice the chard side of the rocket from the bast? It looks like a bad burn 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

  • BurtonGuster2.0
    BurtonGuster2.0 9 days ago +5

    *even if only one person reads this, it's worth it. You are fearfully and wonderfully made; God bless* :)

  • Bulk Sam
    Bulk Sam 9 days ago +64

    Space X is way ahead of these ppl. And I'm just talking about the video itself lmaooo.

    • Parker Bradshaw
      Parker Bradshaw Day ago

      SFRJ IS MY CITY they don't shift the funds, all of these are separate organizations directly competing

      SFRJ IS MY CITY 7 days ago

      SpaceX > ULA. Seriously, ULA is building a rocket which by the time BFR is finished will be inferior in almost every way. Even when ULA updates SLS to carry more cargo it still wont be as much, and as cheap as BFR. BFR will only cost around 70-100 million per launch compared to ULA's 180 million figure. NASA is wasting its time on SLS. They should instead look toward shifting funds from ULA to SpaceX.

    • SkegAudio
      SkegAudio 7 days ago +1

      What's your point? Of course SpaceX would seem more presentable: they have more funding and experience in this. I believe we should be encouraging more companies in doing this for more competition :)

    • Wouter H.
      Wouter H. 7 days ago +7

      Actually it went perfectly on Spacex's side. The Falcon 9 got the satellite got in to orbit, but the payload adapter made by NORTHROP GRUMMAN (the satellite builder!) failed to separate the satellite from the second stage. Not the fault of SpaceX.

    • Edward Gamez
      Edward Gamez 8 days ago

      Bernie Bernstein oof

  • James Santoro
    James Santoro 9 days ago

    congrats to Delta IV team.

  • SandLeopard003
    SandLeopard003 9 days ago

    Well it seems SpaceX i hazardous these days, better lunch with ULA for high stake payloads. Bye Bye Zuma

    • Benjamin Wood
      Benjamin Wood 8 days ago +5

      It's actually complete speculation. There has been absolutely no evidence to suggest that it didn't make it to orbit.
      Most likely that they spread the rumor to make it so that nobody would be looking for it.

    • BlindGamer
      BlindGamer 9 days ago +10

      SandLeopard003 zuma wasn't spacex's fault. The falcon 9 performed nominally. Northrop grumman's custom adapter failed to separate zuma

  • Moxzot
    Moxzot 9 days ago +2

    Man watching this makes me really appreciate spacex camera work this shaky came is bad, but spacex vandenberg camera is also bad.

    • BlindGamer
      BlindGamer 9 days ago +1

      Moxzot yeah, the people at vandenberg don't get as much training as the ones at the cape :D

  • A Ql
    A Ql 9 days ago


  • Alex M.
    Alex M. 9 days ago

    The announcer had like a million voice cracks 😂😂

  • Christopher Florance
    Christopher Florance 9 days ago +7

    How does this get on trending, and SpaceX launches never get on it

    • meemedmania
      meemedmania 8 days ago +13

      Christopher Florance SpaceX always get on trending

    • BlindGamer
      BlindGamer 9 days ago +9

      They do !

  • Jason Xie
    Jason Xie 9 days ago +5

    MY EARS!!!

  • Apollyon
    Apollyon 9 days ago

    30th Wing Display Control Center? What happened right there? The sky was blue then that screen pops up and the sky is instantly black? What happened right there?

  • Brett Thomassen
    Brett Thomassen 9 days ago

    Good job!

  • Beckk
    Beckk 9 days ago +4

    Anyone else ever wonder why they bother to put writing and logos on something going into space/Earth orbit?

  • The Organic Hologram

    Dragon and knight on the patch..interesting.. The dragon represents Reptilians, so are we officially at war with them now

  • The LMMC Program
    The LMMC Program 9 days ago +2


  • Aman Karmacharya
    Aman Karmacharya 9 days ago +22

    We are in 2018 while the presentation style of these people is in 2006

    • Pluto :
      Pluto : 7 days ago +1

      Should they be presenting like a typical youtube vlogger??

    • Seanders
      Seanders 8 days ago +8

      Many SpaceX employees grew up with TVclip, while ULA and others have lots of old timers who did not lol. I don't mind, more rocket launches the better, I love watching.

    • Luck Pho
      Luck Pho 8 days ago +3

      Fancy presentation doesn't always equal real engineering behind making it work correctly....