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1/200 scale die-cast metal with minimal use of plastic.
All markings are tampo (pad) applied, no decals to discolor or flake.
With space lab interior
Bay doors can open
Robotic arm can be posed Shuttle Remote Manipulator System (SRMS) Canadarm
Landing gear can be removed or added.
Model comes with a display stand.
A brief history of the model.
HOBBY MASTER 1/200
SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER SERIES
HOBBY MASTER COLLECTOR
The U.S. Space Shuttle program started with the awarding of the contract to Rockwell
International's Space Transportation Systems Division. There were 6 shuttles built, Enterprise
OV-101 (Orbital Vehicle) for testing, Columbia OV-102, Challenger OV-099, Discovery OV-103,
Atlantis OV-104 and Endeavour OV-105. The first of 135 Space Shuttle missions took place April
12, 1981 and lasted 2 days 6 hours when STS-1 (Space Transportation System) was launched
using Space Shuttle Columbia. Of the 135 mission launches there were 2 tragedies when
Columbia and Challenger plus their crews were lost.


Space Shuttle Discovery Orbiter Vehicle Designation OV-103 was the third of five operational
orbiters built. On August 30, 1984 Discovery departed on its first flight; STS-41D to deploy three
communication satellites, SBS-D; SYNCOM IV-2 and Solar Wing TELSTAR with the mission
lasting until September 5, 1984. The crew consisted of Hartsfield, Coats, Resnik, Mullane,
Hawley and Walker. Discovery’s last mission was STS-133 that lasted from February 24, 2011
until March 9, 2011. With retirement of Discovery it had traveled 148,221,675 miles, spent 365
days in space made 39 flights.


Specifications Space Shuttle Orbiter “Atlantis”
Weight (with three shuttle main engines) - 151,315 lb   (69 t)
Dimensions
Assembled Space Shuttle – 184 ft   (56.08 m)
Orbiter Length – 122.17 ft   (37.2 m)
Height – 56.58 ft   (17.25 m)
Wingspan – 78.06 ft   (23.79 m)
Wings Only – 60 ft   (18.3 m)
Vertical stabilizer – 26.31 ft   (8.01 m)
Payload Bay Doors
Length – 60 ft   (18.3 m)
Width – 17 ft   (5.2 m)
Height – 13 ft   (4.0 m)

Weight (varies depending on payload and other factors)
Lift Off – 4,500,000 lb   (2,041,166 kg)

Speed – 17,321 mph   (27,875 km/h)

Orbit Altitude Depending On Mission – Between 115 miles to 400 miles   (185 km to 643.7 km)
Background Credit:
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2.
Acknowledgement: Davide De
Martin
HL1402
Space Shuttle "Discovery"
OV-103, February 1994