Astron Explorer™

(3 customer reviews)

Astron Explorer™

(3 customer reviews)

The Astron Explorer is a Master level model that you’ll want to add to your collection of Estes rockets. Using the same laws of physics that have launched man to the moon and now NASA’s InSight Lander to Mars, you’ll send your Astron Explorer skyward. The Astron Explorer will spur your imagination and test your crafting skills.

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The exquisitely engineered Astron Explorer is a model that you’ll want to add to your collection of Estes rockets. First, this kit will test your crafting skills. Then, using the same laws of physics that have launched man to the moon and now NASA’s InSight Lander to Mars, you’ll send your Astron Explorer skyward — to well over 1,000 feet with an Estes E12-4 engine (sold separately). The intricate design of this rocket features side-pods with ejection gas duct vents. The kit also includes a jig for perfect alignment. The Astron Explorer will spur your imagination and bring out your inner-interplanetary adventurer.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (blue, white) 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).


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Projected Max Altitude

1200 ft. (366 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Length

42.2 in. (107.2 cm)

Diameter

1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

6 oz. (170.1 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

8 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type

Waterslide

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 Astron Explorer™

  1. Jeremiah (verified owner)

    I was completely surprised at the ducting ejection baffles…this is an awesome kit! I’ve built rockets for almost 10 years now and thought I had met my end before moving to HPR…highly mistaken. I would personally like to see more designs in the future that use this form of recovery ejection.

  2. Rocket Guru

    The Estes Astron Explorer reminds me of an older kit from Estes called The Astron Trident, was 31.6 inches long and 18mm motor powered. The Aston Explorer looks more aerodynamic with more detailed nose cone and up powered to 24mm, nice touch Estes, although I would upgrade the motor retainer to their screw type and extend the motor tube. Love the ducting ejection baffles.

  3. Tjsnyder1968@yahoo.com

    Just completed my Astron Explorer was fun & challenging build. Instructions were excellent. Building jigs worked perfect, model aligned correctly. Paint & decals complete the rocket!!!
    Launched rocket-flew height and straight, recovery system (channeling ejection gas out & back in) worked terrific.

    To anyone who wants something different and great flying rocket to a look at Astron Explorer!

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