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Super Mars Snooper™

Sku: 007309
$37.99
Expert

Get ready to embark on a journey through space with the Super Mars Snooper rocket kit! Originally released in 1965, this rocket earned the cover of the first-ever, full-color Estes Catalogue in 1966. We've stayed true to the original in every way that matters. The sleek and futuristic design was ahead of its time in 1966, with the concept of a nuclear-powered rocket barely discussed. But with the Super Mars Snooper, we've stayed true to that vision.

Today, the technologies envisioned by the Super Mars Snooper are being proven and developed. With this model rocket, Estes looked to the future and dreamed of the rocket technology the world would see as the decades went on. The initial mission for this research vessel was to do exhaustive research on one of Mars' moons, Diemos.

This rocket stands well over 2 feet tall and flies up to 400 feet on a C11-3. Get ready to explore the depths of space with the Super Mars Snooper rocket kit!

  • SKILL LEVEL: Expert
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: C11-3, D12-5
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 800 ft. (244 m)

Overview

Super Mars Snooper rocket kit was originally released in 1965 and earned the cover of the first ever, full color Estes Catalogue in 1966! So, based on this, we stayed true to the original in every way that matters.

Mars Snooper is an Expert build, as was the original. We made it even a little larger! The sleek and futuristic design was ahead of its time in 1966. Not to mention, the concept of a nuclear-powered rocket was novel and barely discussed. But, we made sure to stay true with this super rocket.

A nuclear powered rocket would be able to remain in space for years, maybe decades. Therefore, in 1966, a nuclear powered rocket was merely an exercise in fantasy. With the research vessel in mind, the initial mission for the unmanned probe was to do exhaustive research on one of the moons of Mars, Diemos.

Today these technologies are being proven and developed. With this model rocket, Estes looked to the future and dreamed of the rocket technology the world would see as the decades went on.

In addition, Super Mars Snooper rocket stands well over 2 feet tall and flies to 400 feet on a C11-3.

Estes Super Mars Snooper Model Rocket

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

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

C11-3, D12-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

800 ft. (244 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

29 in. (73.7 cm)
  • Diameter

1.33 in. (34 mm)
  • Weight

4.5 oz. (127.6 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood
Super Mars Snooper Model Rocket Flight Sequence

Needed to Build (sold separately)

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