Billy the Poet Yeah. That, combined with the casual way that the top pops off, is a little unnerving. One always imagined that there would be blaring sirens, jets of steam, and an increasingly urgent countdown.
FABIO2 Kinda important when you have to respond to incoming missiles 15-30 minutes away.
Millard Is this one of those truckbed missiles? Pretty incredible if it can actually reach orbit, although I doubt the payload is all that large.
Missile videos are really a lot more exciting if they blow up.
Roachbud Five stars for glorious Soviet technology prowling the Taiga and protecting Socialism from the evils of Imperialism
gSSEhh The description doesn't make much sense. Why would it be necessary to leave the raising of the launch pad to the last second if it was a satellite? Seems like unnecessary risk to just casually pop it off like that.