002482 – Solaris™


Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

High flying fun! Bright colors! Sure to be a hit!

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Beginner Skill
(Formerly Easy to Assemble)

Standard engine powered and soars over 1,000 feet! The Solaris is another great rocket you will want to add to your collection. Bright colors and a colorful 12 inch parachute makes this rocket easy to track in the sky.

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

1125 ft (343 m)

Recovery System

12 in (30.5 cm) Parachute


18.5 in (47 cm)


.98 in (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.6 oz (45.4 g)

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 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.

3 reviews for 002482 – Solaris™

  1. Gregory

    Great Rocket

    The Solaris assembled quickly and is sturdy. The flights are excellent and with these bright colors, it was easy to locate during recovery.

  2. Patrick

    Stable if slightly heavy flyer

    Assembly: Almost too easy to assemble. Clip the fins into place, string up the parachute and retention strap, fit a motor into the tail and screw it closed and it’s ready.

    Good size, feels solid…not a lightweight. Considered peeling off the decals to make it a bit cleaner and lighter, but not yet. Maybe. That said, it is a nice-looking creation; the fluted nose cone is an interesting touch.

    Flight: Late afternoon, temps in the mid-70s, scattered high clouds, moderate humidity, occasional breezes. Soccer field. Per instructions on first flight, used A8-3 motors.

    Set up, clipped in an igniter, back into launch position. Local dragonflies flying chase.

    Three, two, one, launch.

    Thought process: YES!…okay, nice, straight, good climb…hmm…yeah, this thing can definitely use some more motor.

    Chute popped and uncoiled in textbook manner. Good flight.

    Reloaded with another A8-3 and did it again. Identical flight profile: good launch, stable if not shatteringly fast climb, chute deployment at apogee and return to earth.

    Summary: Good simple rocket that can be assembled by anyone. Not an ultra-high-performance flyer, but still reliable fun and gives the impression of durability.The A8-3s are necessary as test motors, but I’ll be moving up to more powerful ones for the next flights.

  3. Pain

    Great Easy Rocket

    I saw this at the store and decided to pick it up. GREAT rocket for the price and easy to assemble (did it in the car). Overall, great starter rocket.

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