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Biggest West Coast Rocket Blasts Off Thursday Afternoon

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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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got a link to the cam?




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by XPLodER
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got a link to the cam?


Hurry: www.ulalaunch.com...



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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thank you
very much
xp



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by XPLodER
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got a link to the cam?


xploder a few minutes too late....the link was up earlier in the thread, liftoff was at 4:10 (delayed 2 minutes)

I believe they are replaying it now, and I got about 20 screen grabs that I will be uploading in a little bit, I'll send u2u when i do if you want.


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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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I did not see anything... I climbed a rocky hill by my apartment and almost broke my neck... Yes I fell down... Hard...LOL..
Sorry to say though.... nothing..



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by Twinsdelight
I did not see anything... I climbed a rocky hill by my apartment and almost broke my neck... Yes I fell down... Hard...LOL..
Sorry to say though.... nothing..

Hope your ok!

The effort is appreciated though!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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The sky was very clear... Do you know if they did go through with it or not... sometimes they cancel launches.. Yes I am okay thanks for asking... Just a little embarrassed... People saw me bust my butt.... lol ;0) I am 34 and falling down is just not the same anymore...



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 03:42 PM
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Launch did go through, I watched in online.

Unfortunately the feed froze during liftoff, but I managed to grab about 20 screenshots that I will be uploading shortly for everyone to see.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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Waiting on launch pad



again on the pad



T minus 22:02



T minus 04:37


T minus 02:57



T minus 00:50



at this time the webcast froze for me, so none of the launch, but the after launch pics coming up soon



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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After takeoff



Cool view of the rocket plume



far off now



Very cool shot of rocket stage seperation



Shot looking up at rocket engine



Second stage high altitude



Entering orbit, from space, last one




Hope everyone enjoys the shots, I realized the rest of the images I had were just duplicates of waiting on the launch pad, but this second batch I thought were really cool.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Very cool pictures...thank you for posting!


We were frustrated with the very slight delay on the launch, and missing that part live-stream...but you know, that actually *re-played* them immediately after on the same link you posted *fully*.

It was fun to be around a couple of *very-free* thinking youngsters (under 10) who were offering me all types of alien take-down speculations, and what not!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Didn't freeze for me. It was a very smooth launch. I notice dthey cut to a simulation once the second stage started firing. I'm wondering if that was on purpose. "Some people" must have been watching the launch to gain intelligence information. I would think detailed time measurements after the second statge would give them an idea of where this thing is going to be parked. Cutting off the live feed early would frustrate that effort because it could have been released any time within the next few minutes. My guess also is that a) it's not rectangular and b) it has thrusters and can be moved once in orbit.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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Glad to hear that it worked well for you. I am sure that there is the complete video somewhere, just havnt looked for it yet. Probably on the same website as the stream.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Here is the video of the launch for everyone interested.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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i was watching the today show today and they said that the payload is classified, why they would even mention it i thought was strange but something to think about, what could it be?????



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by primoaurelius
i was watching the today show today and they said that the payload is classified, why they would even mention it i thought was strange but something to think about, what could it be?????


The payload is property of the NRO, National Reconassaince Office,
so its safe to assume that it is a spy satellite or something similar.

Why they would need a delta iv though leads me think its a HUGE spy satellite.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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I was about five miles away on a back road watching the launch. It went great, compared to other rockets that Delta Heavy is very big and slow, I would call it the Hindenberg of rockets. I suppose that's an appropriate analogy since they both used hydrogen. Not nearly as loud as the Titan IV because the Titan had 60% more thrust and used solid fuel boosters which don't burn as evenly as the Delta liquid hydrogen engines. The Delta engines just rumbled, the Titan boosters would snap, crackle, and pop.

You will notice the Delta did produce a very nice, fat contrail as it went through the cold statosphere, it's the water vapor in the engine exhast freezing. The strap on booster separation was entertaining, I watched them falling for a long time, also watched the core to MECO and staging. I will try to post some pictures soon.






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posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by youdidntseeme

Originally posted by primoaurelius
i was watching the today show today and they said that the payload is classified, why they would even mention it i thought was strange but something to think about, what could it be?????


The payload is property of the NRO, National Reconassaince Office,
so its safe to assume that it is a spy satellite or something similar.

Why they would need a delta iv though leads me think its a HUGE spy satellite.


It's a KH-12 class optical imaging satellite. en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Thank you very much for your experience, I was waiting for a local to chime in.

Any first hand pictures would be greatly appreciated, I am on the east coast and only had the sceen caps from the webcast.

I look forward to seeing them.



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