January 20th, 2009

Timbuktu

Big Dumb Booster

This past Saturday a spy satellite was launched by a Delta IV heavy lift rocket. The rocket can lift over 22 tons into orbit. The interesting thing is the rocket is all liquid hydrogen fueled with no solid boosters. It is equivalent to more than the old Apollo Saturn IB.

News and links to rocket porn here:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/

Data sheet here:
http://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/product_sheet/DeltaIVProductCardFinal.pdf
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