Rocket Launch Rail [Rocket Lab]

Rocket Lab, Maker;  North Hydraulics, Maker;  Sawafuji Electric Company Ltd, Maker; 

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Maker and Role
Rocket Lab, Maker
North Hydraulics, Maker
Sawafuji Electric Company Ltd, Maker
Production Date
Two wheeled white customised vehicle trailer with integrated rocket launch rail and two swing out stabilising pads. Designed to transport and launch Atea 1 rocket as designed by Rocket Lab in 2008 and first launched in 2009 from Great Mercury Island. Launch rail is elevated using an hydraulic ram powered by Sawafuji Electric Co Ltd 12V DC motor which is also integrated into the trailer. Left side of rail has "" decal and right side of rail has "Rocketlab Ltd" decal with rocket lab logo. Includes Viking soft spring trailer hitch, tail lights and license plate.
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type Maker's Mark
rocketlab ltd Maker's Mark
NORTH / HYDRAULICS / Manufacturers & Importers / of Leading Brands of Hydraulic Equipment Maker's Mark
DC MOTOR / 400-50554-113 / 0310 701 0114 / 12V / 0.7 KW / NO. / SAWAFUJI ELECTRIC CO LTD Maker's Plate
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Credit Line
Rocket Lab et al. 2008
2009. Rocket Launch Rail [Rocket Lab], 2016.120. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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