Watching things launch into space is awesome. Watching things launch into space from space is even more awesome.
The company Planet, which launches satellites into the Earth’s orbit in order to take photographs of the planet, pointed one of its Dove satellite constellations — which is several satellites operating in a cluster — at a launch pad in Kazakhstan, capturing one of its rockets launching into the sky. The rocket was carrying 48 more satellites, which it successfully deployed into the Earth’s orbit.
The video above is actually a series of still images, taken one second at a time, stitched together into one mesmerizing sequence.