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.

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+16 1. Bahira commented 11 years ago

Yep that is a rocket launch. I was hoping it would be way cooler.
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+24 2. madmagpie commented 11 years ago

"Should I stay or should I go? OK, I'll go!" :D
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+3 3. lockandload commented 11 years ago

thunderbirds are GOOO!! :P
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+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)
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+7 5. blackty commented 11 years ago

i used to spit paperballs through straws (with deadly accuracy), talk about that.
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+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.
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+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.
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+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
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+19 9. Papuchar commented 11 years ago

from 4:33 gets really interesting :|
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-2 10. fjwjr commented 11 years ago

What was with the repeating annoying sound track?
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+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.
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+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!
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-1 13. Scotsman50 commented 11 years ago

Well that was a waste of nearly 5 mins of my life :(
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+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?!).
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+6 15. armageddon commented 11 years ago

last 34 seconds are thrilling!! :D
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0 16. USAnumber1 commented 11 years ago

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