Semroc Aerobee 150 KD-3
Skill Level 2
Laser-Cut Balsa Fins
Precision Turned Balsa Nose Cone
16" Parachute Recovery
Body Diameter 1.54" (3.9cm)
Length 28.4" (72.1cm)
Fin Span 6.2" (15.7cm)
Net Weight 2.8oz (79.4g)
Engine Approx. Altitude
The Aerobee 150 was designed by Aerojet General and was first flown in 1955 as an Aerobee-Hi. The Aerobee series was developed to replace the V-2 and WAC Corporal and was an outgrowth of the Navy’s Bumblebee project. NASA renamed the Aerobee-Hi to Aerobee 150 in 1959, but they were still essentially the same design. Evolving over the years to a four fined version, the Aerobee 150A, and a two stage version, the Aerobee 300 “Spaerobee”, the program was highly successful with over 500 launches.
Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly. The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone. Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit.
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Finishing Supplies like:
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code