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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program 56246
ULA Atlas V Rocket Diecast Model
USAF, OTV-1, Launch April 22nd, 2010, w/Launch Tower

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
ULA Atlas V Rocket   5.75"   0.5"

On November 17, 2006, the U.S. Air Force announced it would develop the X-37B from the NASA X-37A. The Air Force version is designated X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). The OTV program builds on industry and government investments by DARPA, NASA and the Air Force. The X-37B effort will be led by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and includes partnerships with NASA and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Boeing is the prime contractor for the OTV program. The X-37B can remain in orbit for up to 270 days at a time. The first orbital flight of the first X-37B, named USA-212, was launched on an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on April 22, 2010, at 23:58 GMT. The spacecraft was placed into low Earth orbit for testing, then will be de-orbited for landing. Following their missions, X-37B spacecraft are to land on a runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California with Edwards Air Force Base as an alternate site. A second X-37B is being manufactured for a test mission scheduled for 2011.

ULA Atlas V Rocket

The Atlas rocket is a general purpose expendable launch vehicle that was first flown on December 17th, 1957. The first Atlas rockets were developed for the relatively short-lived SM-65 ballistic missile program. The missiles were removed from service in 1965 and many were refurbished as orbital launch vehicles along with additional purpose-built Atlas launch vehicles. More than 500 Atlas rockets have been launched, including those used by NASA for project Mercury. The complete Atlas family spans, in increasing size and power, from the Atlas I thru Atlas V. The Atlas V system is still in use today.

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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program

The Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of spacecraft and launch vehicles.

Dragon Models "Aerospace Program" diecast model spacecraft feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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