Super Orbital Transport

(3 customer reviews)

Super Orbital Transport

(3 customer reviews)

Upsized redesign of a classic kit! Ultra-realistic styling and spectacular parachute/glider dual recovery make this one a standout. Features laser-cut wooden components and a construction jig for speedy and accurate assembly. Two sheets of detailed, three-color decals complete the authentic look and feel of a future space liner. Launches up to 800 ft. on a recommended Estes C or D engine. The Estes Super Orbital Transport looks like the real thing and flies like a dream!


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The return of a classic! The original Estes Orbital Transport was a “must have” kit for a generation of rocketeers. Now, the new Estes Super Orbital Transport is here and ready to inspire a new generation! Based on early NASA designs for what would ultimately become the Space Shuttle, this Estes model envisions an era of routine commercial space travel. The powerful booster rocket is patterned after the supersonic airliners of the period and was created to carry the attached passenger spacecraft into orbit. These imagined vehicles would land separately as aircraft, ready for reuse and relaunch with minimal turnaround.

The new Estes Super Orbital transport is the bigger and updated version of the original kit. Re-engineered with laser-cut wood structural components, custom jigs to aid in accurate and speedy construction, a set of high-quality plastic nose cones, and two sheets of detailed, three-color decals to replicate the 1969 kit. This new model recreates the strikingly realistic look and feel of the original, only bigger!

Dazzling dual recoveries are the hallmark of the Estes Super Orbital Transport. Launches under the powerful thrust of the recommended Estes C or D engines are equally impressive! This model lifts off upright in the traditional rocket launch configuration. At the peak of flight, the piggy-back glider detaches and begins its winged decent while the booster section returns under its own 18 in. parachute.

The Super Orbital Transport is the Estes revival you don’t want to miss! Be part of the new tradition – build and fly this remarkable model today!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, yellow glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape, sandpaper

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Porta Pad II Launch Pad and Controller, 3/16″ Maxi Launch Rod, Estes Model Rocket Engines, Recovery Wadding



Projected Max Altitude

800 ft. (244 m)

Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute and Glider


31.3 in. (79.5 cm)


1.33 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

5.4 oz. (153 g)

Fin Material

Laser Cut Wood

Launch System

Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Controller

Launch Rod Size

3/16" Maxi Launch Rod

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 Super Orbital Transport

  1. beallkm2.0 (verified owner)

    Just ordered it! Built this in 6th grade back in the late 70’s. Just reliving my childhood. Hoping its as fun to build it now as it was then. Definitely wasn’t almost $50 bux back then though.

  2. jmills (verified owner)

    had the old version as a kid 40 years ago and just orderd the new version

  3. Jerry Irvine

    I am a big OT fan, met and love Vern. Bigger is better and if you are reading this BUY THIS KIT. Heck, I am a “competitor” and I endorse it strongly!

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