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Features: - Fully detailed 1/400 H-IIA Rocket - Mobile launch pad included - Pre-assembled
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.