Yonhap news, Jan. 21, 2011
연합 뉴스, 2011년 1월 21일
美, 최대 규모 로켓 발사
(AP=연합뉴스) 20일 캘리포니아주(州) 반덴버그 공군기지에서 델타4 로켓이 발사됐다. 델타4 로켓은 길이 235피트(71m)에 달하는 사상 최대 규모의 로켓으로 북한 내의 미사일 정찰을 더욱 자세히 할 수 있는 스파이 위성을 싣고 있다.
Seoul Economy Newspaper, Jan. 11, 2011
北 미사일 성능까지 꿰뚫는 '천리안' 떴다: 美 수백㎞ 상공서 10㎝ 크기 분별 정찰위성 발사
( * Information, thanks to Mr. Go Gwon-Il, 기사 정보를 제공해 주신 고권일 선생님께 감사)
CNN producer note
kattmann stood atop Figueroa Mountain to watch the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, yesterday afternoon. He went to this vantage point 40 miles away and 3,000 feet up so he could get a good horizontal shot. 'We were expecting it to be really loud. From where we were standing, it took about 10 minutes for us to hear the roar and it wasn't that loud. It was a fairly big piece of hardware going up into the sky really fast,' he said.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
iReport — Delta IV Heavy rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
This is the largest rocket every launched from the west coast spaceport.
The closeup of the rocket is 30 seconds after liftoff. The three boost engines, which procuce over two million pounds of thrust, can be see with the long exhaust plumes.
The wide shot shows the rockets exhaust plume as the rocket lifts off Space Complex 6.
The launch was viewed from Figueroa Mountain, forty miles northeast of the base.