002092 – Mongoose™


Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

Snakes won’t get close to this one! The Mongoose is a two stage rocket that builds into one over the top, high performance rocket! Soars to astonishing heights of over 1,600 feet using the Estes standard model rocket engines.

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Intermediate Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 1)

The Estes Mongoose is the perfect first time building and flying experience for a newbie who wants to try their hand at flying a two stage rocket.

A two stage rocket has two sections of the rocket with the engines stacked or staged one on top of the other. The lower or first stage contains a booster engine that kicks the rocket off the launch pad, and the upper or second stage has a standard engine inserted into it for extreme flight altitude.

Recovery is usually by parachute or streamer. The action is always hot when flying a staged rocket! The Mongoose can be flown as a single stage rocket or add a booster engine and watch this beast soar to astonishing heights of over 1,800 feet.

Standing over 26 inches tall, this high-flying rocket will descend back to earth on a colorful 12 inch parachute.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape and clear tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

1600 ft. (488 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute; Tumble


27 in. (68.6 cm)


.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1 oz. (28.3 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials


Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

40 reviews for 002092 – Mongoose™

  1. Apalm

    Wonderful Rocket!

    I think this rocket is great. It goes really, really high. I tend to loose rockets a lot, which includes this one, so it is great that it costs so little and is easy to build. Even if you were to loose it after just one launch, It’d be well worth it just to see that two-stage glory (it was worth it to me)!

  2. Cameron

    Tough to build but worth the time

    This rocket was a little tough to build but very fun to watch fly it had a very entertaining launch. It uses two engines.

  3. Michael

    Mongoose go!!

    This rocket with booster is easy to build. It sure does well with or with out the booster.

  4. stephen


    love the 2 stage design great first 2 stage rocket

  5. Paul

    awesome kit

    this kit is a blast- I found one from like 2000ish in my closet and launched it. It went very far and had cool decals. very good two stage rocket 8/10

  6. Eric

    Quick Build

    Since this kit is already colored for you, you can build the whole thing and be ready to fly it in an afternoon. It might be a bit more expensive than some other skill 1 models, but you are effectively getting two kits for the price of one, since you can launch it as a single or two-stage rocket.

  7. Eric

    Perfect first time two stage!

    I had gotten this rocket years ago. It was my first time with a stage rocket. It was a perfect choice for me. I even had to get a second one so a friend and I could fire them off together. It was simple to build. It also flew straighter than an arrow. I would recommend this to a first time rocketeer who is looking for a multi-stage rocket.

  8. Rusty

    Great 2 stager!

    If you’re new to staging in rocketry, then this kit is a good starting point! It is a very easy build that will be ready for flights in almost no time at all. Good purchase overall

  9. James

    nice flying

    the mongoose is very nice for presentation and for flying

  10. Alex

    Great model

    this two stage model is a must have for all rocket lovers alike.

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