Close-up Ignition of a Rocket Engine in Slow Mo - The Slow Mo Guys

Published 2023-09-17
Gav plops down the high speed camera next to a rocket engine with 45,000lbs of thrust and the results are epic. Big thanks to Firefly for allowing us to film at their facility and BBC Click for letting us use their behind the scenes footage from the day.

BBC feature -    • Super Slow-Mo Rocket Engine Test ft. ...  

Filmed at 2000fps
Close-up Ignition of a Rocket Engine in Slow Mo - The Slow Mo Guys
#rocket #slowmotion

All Comments (21)
  • @ClebyHerris
    I’d love to see more rockets igniting. I absolutely love this
  • @Deltarious
    I'm not sure there's a single person who wouldn't like to see more ultra high quality slo-mo rocket footage. That's some of the most awe-inspiring and amazing footage ever shot
  • @CalTek
    I truly hope the team at Firefly was as giddy as we were seeing this AMAZING footage. Simply surreal.
  • @shayes.x
    Watching the "floating" flame at 2:16 moving back and forth actually blew my mind. I really hope you get to film more stuff like this!
  • Your sound editing during the preignition oscillations REALLY sets this out from other footage, outstanding job!
  • @jsonchin
    Can we appreciate how good this video is? No sensationalization, just a short and informative video with amazing footage.
  • @purpleYamask
    I love how much this channel is either "Gav and Dan mucking around for the funny" or "Getting actual scientific data of a huge machine like this or the wavemaker"
  • @wadesworldtv
    2:03 when the flame in the cloud of gas begins and is just floating there, being moved back and forth by the soundwaves, my jaw literally dropped. That has to be one of, if not THE most amazing video capture I've ever seen. Well done guys!
  • Excellent footage! So glad you did the voice-over indicating exactly what was happening. Very impressive engine.
  • @Q1745
    2:19 is absolutely mesmerizing to watch as the pulses affect the flame. Great job capturing this!
  • Footage like this can provide invaluable data to people like those at Firefly. Really stunning to see the engine in action!
  • I am so incredibly impressed at this.... it's amazing. I've nerded so hard about this, recently.
    The cumulative talent of all the teams in this project is absolutely awe inspiring.
    With the latest mission success for Firefly, Congratulations. It's honestly quite spectacular to be able to see the trails from the most recent launch... from across much of the Desert, many people were lucky enough to get some videos.
  • @CyclingGeo
    The sound and the visuals of the rocket powering up was utterly mesmerising. Phenomenal editing and video.
  • This is without exaggeration the most incredible footage I've ever seen.. Wonderful stuff. Impressed as always you managed to capture it so well.
  • @NeuroApe
    Absolutely more space related videos!!! This would be a great subject area for you all to explore, and you are very well positioned to do it an educational manner.
  • wow.. im at a loss of words.The flame wiggling in the shockwaves is incredible 😮❤ Thanks!!
  • @lillestchip
    I would absolutely like to see more rocket videos in the future your dulcet tones over this beautiful footage is something beautiful.
  • The shockwave footage was properly insane. I'm glad Gavin has dedicated his time and life to this mode of filmmaking.
  • This is my new favorite video y'all have posted! Incredible footage! Incredible engineering!