Model, Rocket, H-II, 1:15

This is a 1:15 scale model of the H-II, the fourth rocket built by Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA). The H-II had liquid-fuel engines on both its first and second stages and two strap-on solid-fuel rockets to increase boost at liftoff. It was the first NASDA rocket to use exclusively Japanese technology. NASDA first successfully launched the H-II in 1994, placing one satellite into Earth orbit and one experimental vehicle that returned to Earth after one orbit. Over the next five years, NASDA successfully launched H-IIs on four of six attempts. The larger and more powerful H-IIA, which first flew in 2002, replaced the H-II. NASDA built this model and donated it to NASM in 1991.

Gift of National Space Development Agency of Japan

Country of Origin
Japan

Manufacturer
National Space Development Agency of Japan

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic and metal rocket w/plexiglass cutaway on top of the third stage showing a generic satellite. Base is metal.
Dimensions
Overall (1:15 scale): 11 ft. 6 in. tall x 2 ft. 6 in. diameter (350.52 x 76.2cm)

This is a 1:15 scale model of the H-II, the fourth rocket built by Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA). The H-II had liquid-fuel engines on both its first and second stages and two strap-on solid-fuel rockets to increase boost at liftoff. It was the first NASDA rocket to use exclusively Japanese technology. NASDA first successfully launched the H-II in 1994, placing one satellite into Earth orbit and one experimental vehicle that returned to Earth after one orbit. Over the next five years, NASDA successfully launched H-IIs on four of six attempts. The larger and more powerful H-IIA, which first flew in 2002, replaced the H-II. NASDA built this model and donated it to NASM in 1991.

Gift of National Space Development Agency of Japan

Country of Origin
Japan

Manufacturer
National Space Development Agency of Japan

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Plastic and metal rocket w/plexiglass cutaway on top of the third stage showing a generic satellite. Base is metal.
Dimensions
Overall (1:15 scale): 11 ft. 6 in. tall x 2 ft. 6 in. diameter (350.52 x 76.2cm)

ID: A19910030000