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Dragon Models 1:400 Aerospace Program 56334
ULA Delta II Rocket Diecast Model
USAF, GPS-IIR-16, Launch November 17th, 2006, w/Launch Tower

1:400 Scale   Length   Width
ULA Delta II Rocket   4"   0.5"

On November 17, 2006 a Delta II rocket of 7925-9.5 configuration blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a US Air Force mission. The payload aboard the rocket was a replenishment Block IIR-16(M) Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite. Within 68 minutes the satellite was deployed into its transfer orbit. This was just one of many such launches required to maintain the worldwide GPS network that serves both military and civilian functions, with each satellite in the system orbiting the earth every twelve hours. The Delta II rocket has made nearly 150 successful launches since 1989, making it the most reliable system in US service. A Delta II rocket consists of Stage I tanks, solid rocket boosters, interstage, Stage II tanks, optional Stage III rocket motor, and finally the payload fairing (nose cone). The Delta II has launched all the GPS IIR satellites thus far, these being the third modernized series of satellites that feature greater accuracy and increased resistance to interference.

ULA Delta II Rocket

The Delta rocket is a general purpose expendable launch vehicle that was first flown on May 13th, 1960. The first Delta rockets were modified from the PGM-17 Thor ballistic missile. By using a tried-and-tested missile system, the Delta rockets proved a reliable means of launching satellites while more advanced launch vehicles were developed. More than 300 Delta rockets have been launched, with a 95% success rate. The complete Delta family spans, in increasing size and power, from the Delta I thru Delta IV. The Delta II and Delta IV systems are 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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