Projection mapping firm PaintScaping used six Christie 45,000 lumens RGB laser projectors for the mapping of a rocket which will deliver a satellite into space for a US intelligence agency.

An operational space rocket has been projection mapped prior to its launch for the first time in history. Leading US-based projection mapping firm PaintScaping used six Christie 45,000 ISO lumens D4K40-RGB laser projectors supplied by Nationwide Video for the mapping of the 72-metre high United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket.

United Launch Alliance is sending a mission into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for the National Reconnaissance Office, one of the big five intelligence agencies in the US which reports to the Department of Defense.

“Having combined resources with Philippe and his elite team, we are very proud to be part of this monumental event,” said Bret Tracey, president of Nationwide Video. “In the AV world, this will have historical relevance.”

“PaintScaping is a virtuoso in 3D projection mapping storytelling, and we are thrilled PaintScaping chose Christie and Nationwide Video for this very special project,Said Zoran Veselic, president and COO of Christie.

PaintScaping is no stranger to high-profile projects. In 2018, it partnered with Nationwide Video to create the largest mapping in the US — on Park MGM in Las Vegas. PaintScaping’s mapping for Rihanna and Calvin Harris, using seven Christie projectors, also teamed with Nationwide Video, has garnered 2.4 billion views on YouTube, making it the most viewed mapping ever on the online video platform. PaintScaping’s other major projects include a giant storytelling mapping on nature, using 13 Christie 30,000 lumen projectors at the San Diego Zoo as well as projects in and for Rodeo Drive, Sony Pictures, Tiffany, Porsche, and Ritz-Carlton.

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