Billy the Poet - 2008-01-10 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 - 2008-01-10 Kinda important when you have to respond to incoming missiles 15-30 minutes away.
Millard - 2008-01-10 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 - 2008-01-10 Five stars for glorious Soviet technology prowling the Taiga and protecting Socialism from the evils of Imperialism
gSSEhh - 2008-01-10 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.