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Delta II Day Launches
Delta II Assembly on Launch Pad
Delta II Night Launches
Project Mercury Footage
McDonnell ASSET Vehicle B-roll
McDonnell Hypersonic Missile
Space Shuttle Discovery Mission Highlights
McDonnell Aircraft in the 1960s: F-4, Gemini
McDonnell Douglas DC-X Delta Clipper Flight Tests
The completed Starliner service module for the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission
McDonnell Aircraft in the 1960s: Mercury
LGM-30 Minuteman Missile B-roll
Douglas Thor Missile Launch, 1959
Talos Surface-to-Air Missile System Footage
North American X-15 B-roll
Boeing Echo Ranger B-roll, April 2015
AGM-86 Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) B-roll
Replica of B&W Seaplane
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo B-roll
737 MAX Put Together Quickly (PTQ) Video, December 2015
Delta IV and Delta IV Heavy Launches
The Delta IV family of medium-to-heavy launch vehicles became operational in 2002. The first Delta IV launch, of Eutelsat’s W5 commercial satellite, took place on Nov. 20, 2002. The first payload delivered for the U.S. government’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program was the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) A3 satellite on March 10, 2003.
Delta IV launch vehicles can accommodate single or multiple payloads on the same mission. The rockets can launch payloads to polar orbits, sun-synchronous orbits, geosynchronous orbits and GTOs, and LEO.
Each Delta IV rocket is assembled horizontally, erected vertically on the launch pad, integrated with its satellite payload, fueled and launched. This process reduces on-pad time to less than 10 days and the amount of time a vehicle is at the launch site to less than 30 days after arrival from the factory, reducing cost and increasing schedule flexibility.
In December 2006, Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corporation combined their Delta and Atlas expendable launch vehicle businesses, forming the United Launch Alliance (ULA) joint venture. ULA provides launch services to U.S. government customers. Its first Delta launch, of a National Reconnaissance Office satellite aboard a Delta II, took place on Dec. 14, 2006.
Delta launches for commercial customers are provided by Boeing. Boeing Launch Services procures the launch vehicles and related services for its commercial customers from ULA.
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
currently in production
Delta IV Heavy
full body views
fuselage-mounted camera views
ground to air