Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Sun Sets on Delta


Click the arrow to watch the video on YouTube. Video credit: SpaceKSC.com.

United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing Delta IV on May 16 with a global positioning satellite for the U.S. Air Force.

GPS Block IIF replaces an earlier group of satellites launched in the 1990s.

Above is video of the launch I filmed from about three miles west of Launch Complex 37.

The launch was at 8:03 PM EDT, just before sunset, so the vapor trail was lit in colors of pink, yellow and orange.


The vapor trail left after the launch. Photos credit: SpaceKSC.com.


Note the shadows cast by the vapor trail.


Click the arrow to watch the ULA launch video footage. Video source: SpaceVids.tv YouTube channel.

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