Delta IV Heavy launch – photo and video

Anthony Galván III made the following photo of the Delta IV Heavy that launched yesterday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base with a big spysat on board. Until the SpaceX Falcon Heavy flies (probably in 2014), the Delta IV Heavy is the most powerful launch system in the US.

The photo was “taken from Goleta, California, about 50 miles southeast of base using a Nikon D90 with a 300mm f/28 lens with a 2X converter, effective focal length – 900mm”.

Here is a video of the launch: