Promotional Ulysses Space Probe 5006744

$152.00
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The 5006744 Ulysses Space Probe is a 236 piece Creator Expert VIP release that was offered exclusive to VIP members on the LEGO.com VIP rewards website on April 14th 2021 at exactly 9AM. The promotion quickly sold out within fifteen minutes and the LEGO.com website experienced issues due to the massive number of members trying to obtain the set. It also had various other version numbers such as 6373604-1 (European) and 6373603-1 (North American).

The joint ESA-NASA deep-space mission Ulysses was launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 6, 1990.

Built in Germany, Ulysses was designed to study the heliosphere—the region of space influenced by the Sun and its magnetic field. Its primary goal was to make the first-ever measurements of the unexplored region of space above the Sun's poles. For this reason, it operated in an elliptical heliocentric orbit that took it high above the ecliptic plane, where each orbit lasted 6.2 years.

To get into this special orbit, the 809lb (367kg) Ulysses had to be helped by a stack of solid rocket motors. These were loaded into the shuttle payload bay along with the main spacecraft. They were ignited once released from Discovery.

With nine sets of instruments, the areas of investigation included looking into the properties and behavior of the solar wind, measuring the Sun's magnetic field, detecting galactic cosmic rays, and investigating how the heliosphere interacts with interstellar space.

On June 30, 2009, the Ulysses mission ended after 6,842 days (18 years, 8 months, 24 days) in orbit.

Condition Chart

Set Condition Description
New, Sealed

Factory Sealed, Never Been Opened

New, Complete

Open Box with contents verified complete in brand new condition with factory sealed bags.

New, Incomplete Sealed, or unsealed new contents but with missing pieces that will be indicated
Used, Complete

Set is in excellent used condition with box and instructions unless otherwise indicated.

Used, Incomplete

Set is in excellent used condition but missing pieces and those pieces will be indicated.

Minifig Condition

Description

New Removed from original packaging built and displayed in store.
New, Never Assembled Removed from original packaging and stored as parts.
Used Minifig in excellent used condition pull from used sets.