Dragon Models “Dragon Wings” Die-cast Model
ULA Delta II Rocket (7925-10L) - Kepler spacecraft, NASA, March 6, 2009
Includes a launch pad display stand
1:400 Scale. Height: 4”
The United States planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, after the Challenger accident in January 1986 the Delta program was restarted.
The Delta II rocket entered service in 1989. As an expendable launch vehicle (ELV) each rocket can only be used once. Delta II vehicles include the 6000, 7000, and 7000 variants ("Light" and "Heavy"). Among Delta II’s missions have been the launching of GPS Block II satellites, Iridium satellites and several Mars missions for NASA. The latter includes the Mars Exploration Rovers in 2003 and Phoenix lander in 2007. Delta II rockets have made nearly 150 successful launches since 1989 making it the most reliable system in service. Originally built by McDonnell Douglas production for both the Government and commercial entities is now the responsibility of United Launch Alliance (ULA).
The Kepler mission is a NASA space observatory for discovering earth-like planets. It is named for German astronomer Johannes Kepler. The spacecraft was launched on a Delta II, 7925-10L, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL on March 6, 2009 with a planned mission lifetime of at least 3.5 years. The Kepler uses a photometer developed by NASA to continuously monitor the brightness of over 145,000 main sequence stars in a fixed field of view.
The Dragon Wings Space Collection includes high quality, fully assembled, diecast models of spacecraft and rockets. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail using original specifications.
Category: Dragon Wings Space Collection
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years