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1/144 Launch Tower and Space Shuttle with Booster Rockets

Manufactured by: Revell Models

SKU: RV 04911
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    Product Description
    The Kennedy Space Centre in Florida containing Launch Complex 39 is the largest and most famous Space Centre in the Western World. It is located within a Nature Reserve at Cape Canaveral and provides more facilities than just a launch platform. A new era of space transportation arose with the use of Space Shuttle technology which allowed a variety of payloads to be economically carried into orbit. The U.S. National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA ) operates Launch Complex 39 at the northern end of Cape Canaveral within the grounds of the John F. Kennedy Space Centre (KSC). It has two identical Launch Pads, LC-39A and LC-39B. Nearly all of NASA's manned Space Flight Missions were launched from here using Saturn rockets. After the Apollo program was concluded the facilities were converted in order to support the Space Shuttle program between 1981and 2011. On both reinforced concrete launch pads stand the 81 meter high steel supply towers with all necessary cables, cranes, stairs, elevators and a horizontal swivel arm - the Rotating Service Structure (RSS). As soon as the Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) supporting the external tank, two boosters and the Orbiter mounted in its launch position is resting on the pillars of the launch pad, the RSS is rotated towards the Shuttle. It served to protect the Shuttle from the weather, to supply power, loading of the transport hold and final refuelling. The Orbiter access hatch was accessed at a height of 45 meters above the launch pad from the RSS via a pivoting access arm. The Mobile Launch Platform holding with the Space Shuttle was moved from the assembly building to the launch site using a tracked transporter unit. The tracked transporter unit was propelled by two powerful 2,750 hp (2023 kW) diesel engines and reached an average speed of 1.6 km/h. Now the Space Shuttle Program has come to an end, these facilities are currently being rebuilt in order to launch future rockets.
    Launch Tower:
    - Detailed lattice construction
    - Fixed supply unit with 12 working platforms
    - Lighting gantry
    - Moveable access arms for supply systems
    - Moveable steel lattice gangway with the White Room for Astronaut access
    - Rotatable hammer-head crane
    - Pivoted moveable Supply Unit
    - Payload reception area with authentic decal markings.
    Space Shuttle & Booster Rockets:
    -Structured Surfaces
    - Detailed Tailplane
    - External fuel tank with two solid rocket boosters
    - Mobile Launch Pad
    - Three fully detailed final stage rocket motors
    Authentic NASA decal set:
    - Orbiter Atlantis , Enterprise , Discovery , Endeavour before 1988
    - Orbiter Atlantis , Discovery and Endeavour after 1988

    • Manufactured by: Revell Models
    • SKU: RV 04911
    • Package Weight: 2950g
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