The 100th rocket in America’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program was successfully launched for a vital mission on Saturday Nov 19 at 6:42 pm EST from Cape Canaveral.
The ULA Atlas V AV-069 rocket will lift the GOES-R geostationary weather observatory into orbit for NASA and NOAA. GOES-R represents the single biggest advancement in technology since the first geostationary weather observatory was deployed 41 years ago.
The Atlas V paper model comes in 1:96 scale, with 4 Solid Rocket Boosters. It uses the short payload fairing for the 500 series.
Based on ULA’s photos, the Atlas V interstage shows a more homogeneous color as compared to previous missions. This might be the new change for the interstage moving forward.
UPDATE: I am presenting the GOES-R spacecraft papermodel in 1:35 scale, designed by Zach from Zach’s PaperSat Designs. This model is being hosted at my blog with the designer’s permission. The designer is a member of the PaperModeler’s Forum. For any updates please contact Zach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the models!
axmatlasv96goes-r Atlas V GOES-R in 1:96 scale
GOES-R 1:35 scale (13 mb)