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(YouTube)   This is the last launch of a Delta IV heavy carrying NROL-91 from the west coast at Vandenberg Space Force base scheduled for 6:25pm EDT   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-09-24 6:13:33 PM  
I'll go check it out from my driveway, only 124 miles away.
 
2022-09-24 6:20:49 PM  
Looks like things are a go.
 
2022-09-24 6:23:40 PM  
Jolly, I just got back from Portland five minutes ago.
 
2022-09-24 6:24:20 PM  
Should be a great clear view for this last launch from how it looks.
 
2022-09-24 6:25:27 PM  
I'm waiting for the Delta V.
 
2022-09-24 6:26:17 PM  
Up it goes!
 
2022-09-24 6:27:10 PM  
That launch sequence is always so weird with the hydrogen burn off looks like a malfunction
 
2022-09-24 6:28:22 PM  
Man, getting spoiled with high quality video, those ground shots look almost like they're from 20+ year old video tech.
 
2022-09-24 6:28:56 PM  
We aren't going to see much later given this is a NROL mission.  Don't want to risk exposing anything classified
 
2022-09-24 6:31:09 PM  
Spiffy...I can see the contrail from Long Beach.
 
2022-09-24 6:32:41 PM  
And the fairings were falling away in that last shot.
 
2022-09-24 6:32:48 PM  
Well, everything went well for the broadcast, hopefully they get it to the proper orbit
 
2022-09-24 6:32:52 PM  
Didn't expect to see much, was not disappointed.

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2022-09-24 6:33:15 PM  
And about an hour until the second scheduled rocket launch of the day.
 
2022-09-24 6:34:34 PM  

Bhaughbb: Man, getting spoiled with high quality video, those ground shots look almost like they're from 20+ year old video tech.


And the tracking is rather poor, but I guess it works, so why spend money upgrading it?
 
2022-09-24 6:36:09 PM  
Can't see it from San Diego. :(
 
2022-09-24 6:36:53 PM  

Daedalus27: That launch sequence is always so weird with the hydrogen burn off looks like a malfunction


I was sort of expecting that I or someone else would have to explain that it was normal. It is really cool looking at a night launch. Google a video of the launch of the Parker probe.
 
2022-09-24 6:41:58 PM  
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From the SLO area. Walked out of the hardware store and thought "neat".
 
2022-09-24 6:48:48 PM  

Bhaughbb: And about an hour until the second scheduled rocket launch of the day.


Thanks! I was unaware and there was no thread so I made one.
 
2022-09-24 6:51:14 PM  
China has one today too, then SpaceX
 
2022-09-24 6:55:12 PM  
From space. Vandenberg is just northwest of the Channel Islands.

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G17&sector=psw&band=GEOCOLOR&length=12
 
2022-09-24 6:56:23 PM  

Bhaughbb: And the fairings were falling away in that last shot.


I liked that , too.

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2022-09-24 7:00:50 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: From space. Vandenberg is just northwest of the Channel Islands.

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G17§or=psw&band=GEOCOLOR&length=12


Neat.  The last couple frames maybe shows the contrail going up from the launch.
 
2022-09-24 7:07:23 PM  

fat boy: China has one today too, then SpaceX


SpaceX is at 7:32 p.m. ET. There is a thread.
 
2022-09-24 7:21:38 PM  

Daedalus27: common sense is an oxymoron: From space. Vandenberg is just northwest of the Channel Islands.

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G17§or=psw&band=GEOCOLOR&length=12

Neat.  The last couple frames maybe shows the contrail going up from the launch.


First visible at 2226 UTC.
 
2022-09-25 12:47:53 AM  

Jesus McSordid: I'm waiting for the Delta V.


That no one else had smarted or funnied this in a thread literally about rocket launches is just sad.
 
2022-09-25 1:14:11 AM  

mr tato: Jesus McSordid: I'm waiting for the Delta V.

That no one else had smarted or funnied this in a thread literally about rocket launches is just sad.


I'm a little aggrieved myself. Farkin' nerds! 🤠🚀
 
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