007260 – Protostar™

(3 customer reviews)


Expert Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

A must have to any home! A great flyer and quite a looker to the retro lovers.

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Expert Skill
(Formerly Skill Level 3)

Quite the unique design and a super cool rocket will get your building juices going with the Protostar! Overall length is 24 inches and weight is about 5 ounces for this “Star”. Estes C11, D and E model rocket engines powered, this rocket can top out at 1350 feet! Add the newest Estes “Spaceship” to your collection today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, ca, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (silver) and clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and E 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

1350 ft. (411 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute


24 in. (61 cm)


1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated Weight

5 oz. (141.7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

3 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II or Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Rod (sold separately)

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.

3 reviews for 007260 – Protostar™

  1. Johnny Chen

    I LOVE IT! This rocket is amazing. The building process was extremely fun and totally worth the 4 hours! Decals were tricky at first but you eventually get the hang of it after the first two. I would completely recommend buying this rocket. Nice job Estes!

  2. Tom (verified owner)

    Once again Estes proves itself with precision and quality of design. With that said. This was a fun build everything fit like a glove. And how can’t you love the Flash Gordon/Buck Rodgers retro look.

  3. Andrew

    Great looking addition to my fleet

    For me, the best part of this rocket is the swoopy 1930’s Buck Rogers / art deco-ish look to it. I have had this kit in the build queue for months while I finished up other builds in preparation for an upcoming launch. With the workbench cleared off, I have gotten started and it doesn’t disappoint. The Level 3 skill level is about right, but it will still challenge your craftsmanship skills to make it look sharp. Along those lines, take extra care with the engine mount dimensions so that the tail cone locates correctly. Also trim and sand the tail cone carefully so that it fits snugly on the engine mount. A bit of finesse with the x-acto knife and a small file will reward you with a cutout in the engine hook fairing that doesn’t catch on the hook. The rest seems to be fairly straight forward. Hopefully I’ll get to see it fly by Christmas.

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