Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Belt Observer Survey Ship(BOSS)  EST 7316

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Belt Observer Survey Ship(BOSS) EST 7316

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Skill Level:
1 Beginner
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Belt Observer Survey Ship(BOSS)  EST 7316

The Belt Object Survey Ship (B.O.S.S) was designed over 40 years ago, in a time where nuclear propulsion and solar power were the latest in space flight innovations. Bill Simon created designed this one-of-a-kind rocket in partnership with Estes. This long-awaited prototype is being released for the first time. Experience innovation from days past with Estes’s Belt Observer Survey Ship.

Skill Level: 3 Advanced
Estimated Assembly Time: 2-3 hours
Length: 27.8"(70.61cm)
Projected Altitude: 600'(182m) on C6-5
Recommended Engines: C6-5, B4-4, B6-4, C12-6FJ, D16-8FJ


Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner

2 Intermediate

3 Advanced

4 Expert

5 Master

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)


Masking Tape

Finishing Supplies like:

Wood Filler



Launching Equipment and Supplies like:

Recovery wadding

Launch Pad

Launch Controller

Power supply

Model Rocket Motors and Igniters

A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code


Full one year warranty through manufacturer