TanDEM-X launch

The former nuclear intercontinental rocket "Dnepr" used as launcher for a German satellite mapping the globe at high resolution. After the first impulse lifts it out of the silo, it stabilizes and then starts it's main stage.

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Options:
pixels
pixels
Embed code:
<iframe src="https://www.snotr.com/embed/4890" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:
Recipients:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

Silent movies did some pretty crazy things with trains
MV Arvin Moment of breaking of the ship
Playing Popcorn on PVC Pipes
Angry Dogs Don't Actually Want To Fight
Diamondback Rattlesnake wakes up suddenly!
Playing Popcorn on PVC Pipes

Comments

16 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of Bahira35 achievements

+16 1. Bahira commented 11 years ago

Yep that is a rocket launch. I was hoping it would be way cooler.
Picture of madmagpie30 achievements

+24 2. madmagpie commented 11 years ago

"Should I stay or should I go? OK, I'll go!" :D
Picture of lockandload57 achievements

+3 3. lockandload commented 11 years ago

thunderbirds are GOOO!! :P
Picture of Gringo_el_Diablo45 achievements

+4 4. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 11 years ago

Looks like it was about to fail @ 0:03
I've never seen a rocket stale like that on purpose (even with the 2 impulses)
Picture of blackty32 achievements

+7 5. blackty commented 11 years ago

i used to spit paperballs through straws (with deadly accuracy), talk about that.
Picture of CrackrJak40 achievements

+22 6. CrackrJak commented 11 years ago

#4 Several ballistic missiles do that, It's done to avoid damaging the tube/launcher and, In the case of a submarine launch, Propel the missile above the water.
Picture of huldu34 achievements

+6 7. huldu commented 11 years ago

Mankind is in such a primitive stage when you look at "rockets". Would be fun to fast forward 1-2k years.
Picture of Saxxoo39 achievements

+4 8. Saxxoo commented 11 years ago

#7 1-2k years?... there's no rockets by then... haven't u been following Star Trek? :P
Picture of Papuchar41 achievements

+19 9. Papuchar commented 11 years ago

from 4:33 gets really interesting :|
Picture of fjwjr62 achievements

-2 10. fjwjr commented 11 years ago

What was with the repeating annoying sound track?
Picture of NotFirst33 achievements

+8 11. NotFirst commented 11 years ago

Somebody really knows how to make a really cool thing, really boring.

A little splicing, a little music, a little slow-mo, could really do some wonders here.
Picture of Chrisofskjern36 achievements

+3 12. Chrisofskjern commented 11 years ago

It looks like its accelerating so slow! But it's still gonna squeeze your balls with G's!
Picture of Scotsman5045 achievements

-1 13. Scotsman50 commented 11 years ago

Well that was a waste of nearly 5 mins of my life :(
Picture of max200035 achievements

+1 14. max2000 commented 11 years ago

in total agreement with #9, unless not thinking of actually being 'born ballistic', for usual rocketry approach it gets pretty localize'able once you get through those first four minutes, which makes me think of common neighbours fightin' upon the same parking spot in front of the their block of flats: ..I can't tell the place, nor the artillery army corps it should belong (is it late afternoon they launched it: anyone?!).
Picture of armageddon36 achievements

+6 15. armageddon commented 11 years ago

last 34 seconds are thrilling!! :D
Picture of USAnumber150 achievements

0 16. USAnumber1 commented 11 years ago

After having watched many Space Shuttle launches this vid is pretty boring.