June 19, 2021

Videos: Delta 4-Heavy and Orion prepared for launch


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Delta 4-Heavy processing — CBC mate

Inside the Horizontal Integration Facility, the three Common Booster Cores for the Delta 4-Heavy rocket to launch Orion on Exploration Flight Test No. 1 are mated together.

Delta 4-Heavy processing — second stage mate

Inside the Horizontal Integration Facility, the cryogenic upper stage is mated the center Common Booster Core for the Delta 4-Heavy rocket to launch Orion on Exploration Flight Test No. 1.

Delta 4-Heavy processing — rollout

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket is rolled out of the Horizontal Integration Facility to launch pad 37B at Cape Canaveral for the Orion test flight.

Delta 4-Heavy processing — vehicle vertical

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket is raised vertically at launch pad 37B for the Orion test flight.

Rollout of the Orion spacecraft

The next-generation Orion spacecraft is transported to launch pad 37B for its liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket.

Orion hoisted atop launch vehicle

The Orion spacecraft is hoisted 200 feet into the launch pad gantry and mated to the Delta 4-Heavy rocket’s upper stage.


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