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1/72 Scale. Soyuz 19 comprising Orbiatal Module, Descent Vehicle and Instrument-Assembly Module, Instrument-Assembly Module produced w/details, plus more. Display stand included.
1/72 Apollo 10 CSM LM LES
Apollo 13 Owners Workshop Manual: An engineering insight into how NASA saved the crew of the failed Moon mission
The world-famous Apollo 13 mission and dramatic explosion on the service module, captured in technical detail like youve never seen before.
The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Designing a mission for a flight to the Moon requires balancing the demands of a wide array of spacecraft systems, with the details of tending each component generating complex and often contradictory requirements. More than any other system in the Apollo spacecraft, the Apollo Guidance Computer drove the capabilities of the lunar missions. In the 1960s, most computers filled an entire room yet the spacecrafts computer was required to be compact and require little power.
For thousands of years humans looked up and wondered, but it wasnt until 1969 when the Saturn V that humans finally discovered what was on the moon. The Saturn V itself was a massive rocket over three-hundred feet tall. It was designed by the same minds that had developed the V-2 to rain death on London, now bent to peaceful purposes. No space vehicle before or since has been capable of transporting humans beyond low Earth orbit. Kit features a model Saturn V with launch pad, structured surface, detailed Lunar module, three figures and full decals.
This manual provides general introductory data for personnel associated with the Apollo program. Each command and service module system is discussed in general terms, but with sufficient detail to convey a clear understanding of the systems. In addition, the Apollo earth orbit and lunar landing missions are described, planned, completed, and test programs or missions are identified. Manufacturing, training equipment, ground support equipment, space vehicles and the lunar module are all covered in gross terms. The source information used in the preparation of this manual was that available as of November 1, 1966. This manual was prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by Space and Information Systems Division of North American Aviation, Inc., Downey, California. Illustrated throughout.
In November 1987, European ministers responsible for space decided to develop the Ariae 5 launch rocket. The main reason for this decision was to retain an autonomous competitive European launch capacity which Europe previously exercised through the Ariane 4 launcher. Twelve member states of th European Space Agency (ESA) subscribed to the programme. Overall management of the programme was by the ESA which employed as the main contrac-tor, the Centre National dEtudes Spatiales (CNES) which employed several European indus-trial contractors to develop the major sub-assemblies. Approximately 150 European industri-alists participated in the programme. ARIANESPACE, whose shareholders include primarily CNES and the industrialists involved in the development and the production of launchers, markets launching services using the various versions of the European launcher. The most common mission of Ariane 5 is to transport one or two satellites into geo-stationary orbit (telecommunications) or to launch ground observation satellites, components for the In-ternational Space Station, probes for observation of the universe etc. in the desired orbits.
Dragon previously created a detailed 1/72 scale model of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), an American unmanned spaceplane that is produced by Boeing. The X-37 started life in 1999 as a NASA project, but it was taken over by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2004. The first orbital flight of the USAF?s X-37B took place on 22 April 2010 after it was launched using an Atlas V rocket. Its aerodynamic design is clearly based on that of the Space Shuttle. It is a classified project, but for space support missions it could rendezvous with satellites to refuel or repair them. It would also have obvious defense applications, and could conduct defensive and offensive counter-space missions, as well as surveillance and reconnaissance. Now Dragon offers a fascinating 1/400 model that shows the X-37B in combination with its Atlas V rocket, the current workhorse of US space programs. The X-37B spaceplane is the product of brand new toolings, and it fits neatly inside the nose of the Atlas V rocket. Of course it would be a pity just to hide the spaceplane inside the rocket like this, so the rocket?s nose cone is designed to open to show the ?package? installed inside. This is a fine Dragon model of craft at the very cutting edge of space technology.
China is one of the newest entrants in the space race, with ambitious plans to establish a space station by 2020 and to be the third country to put man on the Moon by 2025. The manned orbital carrier rocket that China is currently relying upon for its space program is the Long March family. One of these members, the Long March 2F (or CZ-2F), was the first rocket to put a Chinese taikonaut in space. This proud moment for the Chinese nation occurred on 15 October 2003 when a CZ-2F rocket launched the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft with Yang Liwei aboard. It blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, and the Chinese president subsequently renamed the rocket Shenjian, which means âDivine Arrowâ. The 62m-long CZ-2F is a man-rated two-stage design, and it has so far completed eight out of eight successful launches since 1999. Itâs a development of the Long March 2E, with structural modifications to allow carriage of heavier Shenzhou capsules (its maximum payload is 8,400kg), plus it has more redundant systems to enhance safety. This rocket represents Chinese technological prowess and the nationâs space aspirations.
The USA planned to phase out all expendable launch vehicles (ELV) after the Space Shuttle entered service. However, the Challenger accident of 1986 changed all that, and the Delta program was restarted. Termed Delta II, these rockets have made nearly 150 successful launches since 1989, making it the most reliable system in service. As an ELV, each rocket can only be launched once. Among the Delta II?s missions are the launching of GPS Block II satellites, Kepler telescope, Deep Impact space probe and several Mars missions for NASA. The latter includes the Mars Phoenix lander in 2007. The Deep Impact Mission is a NASA space probe for studying the composition of the comet interior, by releasing an impactor into the comet and then taking measurement by a flyby probe. The mission was the first to eject material from a comet?s surface, which gained quite large publicity from the media, international scientists and amateur astronomers.
Dragon has previously offered a fine model of a Titan IIIC rocket (Item No.56341). The Titan IIIC acted as a space booster primarily for US Air Force (USAF) missions. Now comes another 1/400 scale variation of the Titan family of expendable rockets, a Titan IIIC carrying a Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) payload The MOL was a space station designed to perform military reconnaissance tasks for the USA. The MOL program was announced in 1963, and crews would return from the space station via a Gemini 2 spacecraft. Only one launch was completed in the MOL program, before the program was axed in December 1969. On November 3 1966, a Titan IIIC blasted off from Cape Canaveral with a MOL mockup built from a Titan II propellant tank. The MOL, entered orbit and released three satellites, while the Gemini 2 reentry vehicle separated and performed a 33-minute suborbital test flight. This was actually Gemini 2âs second flight after a first one occurred in 1965. Dragon Wings has a 1/400 scale model of this Titan IIIC from the MOL program. Its appearance is quite distinct from earlier Space Collection models of the Titan IIIC and IIIE, and the model boasts new toolings for the main rocket body and the MOL mock-up. The rocket is highly accurate and is fully detailed, including the two huge strap-on solid boosters. The model is pre-painted and carries the correct series of USAF markings. Furthermore, the scale model comes with its own launch pad, thus creating an instant diorama.
The 1/400 scale model is beautifully recreated in miniature. As Dragon has never made a model of this type of rocket before, every detail has been newly tooled from scratch. The fully finished model is accurately painted and it carries suitable markings and livery. The H-IIA rocket is made even more spectacular by the inclusion of its associated mobile launch pad. This impressive new model from Dragon is ready for blastoff from Japan. Dragon is launching onto the market another 1/400 scale model in its ever expanding Space Collection. The new item is the H-IIA, an expendable space rocket from Japan that has been employed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, launch lunar orbiting spacecraft, and even send an interplanetary space probe to Venus. Although once operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), after privatization the 53m-long H-IIA rocket system is now operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from the Tanegashima Space Center on an island 115km south of Kyushu. The H-IIA is a two-stage rocket, but modules can be added on according to the mission and payload. The first H-IIA launch took place in August 2001, and 17 out of 18 launches thus far have been successful.