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Estes® Alpha® Model Rocket, Launch Set



The top choice of students for over 35 years, the Alpha® reaches altitudes up to 1,000 ft before it descends by parachute safely back to earth. This skill level 1 rocket requires some assembly and painting (paint not included). Rocket measures 12" L x 1" diam and accepts A8-3 (item #752312B), B6-4 (item #752314B), and C6-5 (item #752316C) engines.

The Launch Set contains 24 rockets, 24 A8-3 engines (item #752312B) with starters and recovery wadding, 1 Estes® Electron Beam® Launch Controller (item #752333), and 1 Estes® Porta-Pad® II Launch Pad (item #752334).

Launch controller, launch pad, and rockets are reusable. Simply replace the rocket's engine, starter, and recovery wadding, and your students are ready to rock it again!


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Flammable Solid - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material. Your order will incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
Features, Dimensions & Weight:
  • Compatible Engines: A8-3, B6-4, C6-5
  • Descent: Parachute
  • Fins: Laser-Cut Balsa
  • Max. Altitude: 1,000 ft
  • Skill Level: 1
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.