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The Mars Snooper was originally released in 1965 and earned the cover of
the first ever Estes Catalogue in 1966! Now this beloved classic has
received a rework, and is available again! We stayed true to the
original in every way that matters. It is an expert build, as was the
original. It’s large, like the original, and we made it even a little
larger. The sleek and futuristic design was ahead of its time in 1966,
even the concept of a nuclear-powered rocket was novel and barely
discussed – we made sure to stay true to that. A nuclear powered rocket
would be able to remain in space for years, maybe decades, but in 1966 a
nuclear powered rocket was merely an exercise in fantasy. Today these
technologies are being proven and developed. With this rocket, Estes
looked to the future and dreamed of the rocket technology the world
would see as the decades went on. It was envisioned as a research
vessel, an unmanned probe that would do exhaustive research on one of
moons of mars, Diemos. The model stands well over 2 feet tall, and it
flies to 400 feet on a C11-3.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, medium CA glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black, gray) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately):Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Six C 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
Length - 18 in (45.7 cm)
Diameter - 1.33 in (34 mm)
Estimated Weight - 4.5 oz (127.6 g)
Projected Max Altitude - 800 ft
Recommended Engines: C11-3, D12-5
Recovery: 12 in 30.1 cm)Parachute
Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.
Requires E Launch Controller when launching E Engines - sold separately.
Super Mars Snooper Model Rocket Kit - Estes 7309
- Brand: Estes Model Rockets
- Product Code: EST7309
- Availability: In Stock