Rocketry Challenge Kit
Alpha Bulk Pack
Lifetime Launch System

Rocketry Challenge Starter Kit


Looking to join the rocketry challenges and competitions across the nation? Get started with the trusted Alpha model rocket from Estes, responsible for millions of successful launches! This rocket comes with detailed visual instructions that guide you through building, finishing, and launching a model rocket yourself. Plus, it's compatible with the LifeTime Launch System, making it ready to fly in no time.

Not only is the Alpha model rocket a great way to learn the basics of rocketry, but it also uses the same construction methods as rockets used in competitions like The American Rocketry Challenge. Try out the B6-4 motors included for a great flying option, or experiment with other Estes engines for more variables.

The LifeTime Launch System is compatible with most Estes rockets, setting you up for future flights and exploration. Get started on your rocketry journey with the Alpha model rocket and experience the thrill of launching your own rocket into the sky!

  • SKILL LEVEL: The Alpha is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7, w/Engine Adapter (sold separately) - A10-3T
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1000 ft. (305 m) on a C6-7


Rocketry challenges and competitions have been growing across the nation, driven by a growing passion for aerospace. The first step to succeeding in these competitions is learning how to build, finish and launch a model rocket!

The Alpha model rocket is one of Estes’ most trusted rockets, responsible for millions of successful launches. Besides, it includes detailed visual instructions that walk you through the process of building a rocket yourself. Moreover, itis quickly ready to fly on the LifeTime Launch System. In addition, it uses the same methods of construction as the rockets you make for competitions like The American Rocketry Challenge.

Learn the basics of building, finishing and painting a model rocket, then fly with the LifeTime Launch System!

B6-4 motors work well on Alpha model rocket, but trying different Estes engines can add more variables to experiment. The LifeTime Launch System is compatible with most Estes Rockets. Additionally, it sets you up with a future filled with flights.

The main features:

  • The Alpha rocket is ready to fly quickly using the LifeTime Launch System
  • The B6-4 motors included are a great option for flights, but the Alpha can also fly on other Estes engines for more experimentation
  • The LifeTime Launch System is compatible with most Estes rockets, allowing for future flights and exploration.


Includes Everything Needed to Launch!

  • Rocket

12 Alpha Rocket Kits
  • Engines

24 B6-4 Engines, Plugs, Starters and Wadding
  • Launch Pad

2 Lifetime Launch Systems
  • Launch Controller

2 Pro Series Launch Controllers
  • Enough Supplies for

24 Launches

What You Need to Build

 Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Carpenter's Glue, Hobby Knife, Masking Tape

Tools, Construction, and Finishing Supplies Not Included. Shop Supplies

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4,
B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
  • Launch System

Lifetime Launch System (Included)
  • Projected Max Altitude

1000 ft. (305 m)
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

12.3 in. (31.2 cm)
  • Diameter

0.98 in. (25 mm)
  • Weight

0.8 oz. (22.7 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood
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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.