Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Boxed Super Mars Snooper EST 7309
The Mars Snooper is the perfect powerhouse model for exploring new worlds! Take this futuristic rocket to the launch pad and take to the skies on a D12-5 to soar up to 800 feet!
The Mars Snooper was originally released in 1965 and earned the cover of the first ever Estes Catalogue in 1966! Now this beloved classic has received a rework, and is available again! We stayed true to the original in every way that matters. It is an expert build, as was the original. It’s large, like the original, and we made it even a little larger. The sleek and futuristic design was ahead of its time in 1966, even the concept of a nuclear-powered rocket was novel and barely discussed – we made sure to stay true to that. A nuclear powered rocket would be able to remain in space for years, maybe decades, but in 1966 a nuclear powered rocket was merely an exercise in fantasy. Today these technologies are being proven and developed. With this rocket, Estes looked to the future and dreamed of the rocket technology the world would see as the decades went on. It was envisioned as a research vessel, an unmanned probe that would do exhaustive research on one of moons of mars, Diemos. The model stands well over 2 feet tall, and it flies to 400 feet on a C11-3.
Skill Level 4 Expert
Screw On Motor Retainer
Recovery System 18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
Length 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Diameter 1.33 in. (34 mm)
Estimated Weight 4.5 oz. (127.6 g)
Estimated Assembly Time 3-4 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)
Laser Cut Wood Fins
3/16" Launch Lugs
Recommended Engines C11-3, D12-5
Projected Max Altitude 800 ft. (244 m)
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