AstroCam® Starter Set

(12 customer reviews)

AstroCam® Starter Set

(12 customer reviews)

Ever wonder what the view is like from 900 feet high? Well, wonder no more! The Estes Astrocam® Flying Model Rocket Starter Set includes everything you need to capture audio and video from a rocket in flight – it’s so clear and realistic, it’s almost like being there!



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The Estes AstroCam® is equipped with its own high-definition digital video camera and a specially engineered nosecone to house the camera during flight. Start the camera while the rocket is on the launch pad and begin recording audio and video onto the included 16GB Micro SD Memory Card. Stand back and press the launch button and the model rocket camera captures the breathtaking sights and sounds from liftoff through recovery from onboard the rocket itself!

The Beginner-Level Astrocam rocket goes together quickly and can be ready to fly in less than 30 minutes. All parts are pre-finished for you – build your own rocket with no gluing or painting. Each Astrocam Starter Set contains an Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller (requires four 1.5V alkaline AA batteries, not included). The set also comes with flight supplies – two different types of engines, starters, plugs, and recovery wadding – for your first two Astrocam launches.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Clear tape. (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

LAUNCH SYSTEM includes Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

Projected Max Altitude

900 ft. (274 m)

Recovery System

15 in. (38.1 cm) Parachute


20 in. (50.8 cm)


0.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

1.5 oz. (42.6 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

30 Minutes

Fin Materials


Decal Type


Launch System

Includes 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.

12 reviews for AstroCam® Starter Set

  1. Gérard Reyna

    Great little rocket. Love the videos with sound. But AVI movies are large in size and can’t be viewed or sent via smartphone. So I trim the avi files and convert them to mp4 with a video editing program on my laptop then I upload them to my phone. Problem solved.

  2. Francisco Ruiz Jr

    One of the first models I flew!

    An excellent kit even back in the day when I built and flew it when it as a 110 film camera in the nose cone.

    It’s a fun fine rocket..

  3. Will Marchant

    It functions as a USB 2.0 memory stick, so you can retrieve the pictures and movies by plugging it into your computer’s USB port. You can also eject the SD card and use a reader for that.

    Video is AVI 1920×1080, 16:9 at 30 fps. Pictures are JPG 2560×1440.

    Comes with a 16GB microSD card good for ~90 minutes of video. Says it will support up to 128GB cards.

  4. Greg Kennedy

    Bought this one as soon as it came out and have flown it half a dozen times. Easy construction. Didn’t really need the pad and controller so I gave them to a teacher friend. Videos are clear; I especially like the fact that it has both video and audio. The audio was able to pick up the launch control officer on the ground while the rocket was under parachute. All in all, a great product that’s a lot of fun.

  5. Russell Goehring

    How do you retrieve and view the video from the camera? It looks like a small thumb drive that would plug into a computer USB port. But there are no descriptions so I won’t buy it until I understand how it works. Thanks.

  6. Will Marchant

    I’ve flown this a few times and it’s a lot of fun! I too wish the instructions would get posted. I find the status light difficult to see. I’ll try installing the camera as the very last thing on the launch pad and see if that helps.

  7. joseph butera (verified owner)

    I can tell you that it is an easy build and a great flyer. I am so glad that I made this purchase.

  8. Tom

    Great to see a camera available again, and to call it Astrocam to boot! Great idea having the nose come attached at the tip to keep the camera downward. Would you please post the instructions? Also, will the rocket be available separately (without the pad and launcher). I already have a storage tote *filled* with starter kit launch equipment! Thanks!

  9. Mr Paul Lavin (verified owner)

    This Astrocam looks a lot better than the late and not-so-great Oracle. What is the cam’s resolution?

  10. Rocket Guru

    Happy to see the return of the improved Estes ASTROCAM. Are we limited to only 16GB Micro SD cards, for memory and how much recording time is available with the 16GB Micro SD card, Estes? The Estes CAMROC was Estes first rocket movie camera based on the BT-60. The older ASTROCAM2 was a 110 camera for single photos, triggered during the parachute deployment, based on the BT-56 heavy duty tubes.

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