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B.O.S.S.™ (Belt Observer Survey Ship)

Sku: 007316

Experience the latest in Estes Designer Series with the Belt Object Survey Ship (B.O.S.S) Rocket. Designed over 40 years ago during the space flight revolution, this unique rocket features an asymmetrical structure with one tail fin, two engine pod assemblies, and a large circular plate for stabilization. Bill Simon created and designed the B.O.S.S rocket in partnership with Estes, and it is now being released for the first time.

The B.O.S.S rocket comes with premium quality parts, including detailed instructions, and requires only a few additional supplies to build and launch. For the launch, you will need the Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and E Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters, recovery wadding, and four 1.5V AA alkaline batteries.

Get ready to blast off with the Belt Object Survey Ship (B.O.S.S) Rocket and experience the innovation of space technology from days past.

  • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 600 ft. (183 m)


Bill Simon collaborated with Estes to design the Belt Object Survey Ship (B.O.S.S) over 40 years ago. This was a time when the introduction of nuclear and solar power revolutionized space flight technology.

This unique rocket, which was not initially intended to be a model rocket, has been eagerly awaited and is being released as a prototype for the first time. With the B.O.S.S. Rocket, you can experience the innovation of the past with the latest addition to Estes' Signature Series.

We matched the Belt Object Survey Ship (B.O.S.S) design with premium components for top quality. Our mission is to bring you the latest in the Estes Designer Series. The B.O.S.S. Rocket comes with a rare asymmetrical structure, featuring:

  • One tail fin for increased stability and control during launch.
  • Two engine pod assemblies for maximum thrust and performance.
  • A large circular plate to provide additional stability and balance during flight.

Experience the beauty of space with Belt Object Survey Ship. This is a vivid testament to the ingenuity and creativity of the early space enthusiasts.

What You Need to Fly

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 (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

600 ft. (183 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

27.8 in. (70.6 cm)
  • Diameter

1.33 in. (34 mm)
  • Weight

3.00 oz.
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, yellow glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (black & white), wax paper, fine sandpaper, and sanding block.
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Doug's B.O.S.S

This has been a fun and challenging build. Very Star Trek looking style to it. I have added 3D boattails to the pods to make it look like red flames are coming out. Apogee has a great video on how to design it in Rocksim and I was able to create my own sim file. Looking forward to flying it.