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Leo Space Train Skill Advanced

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MSRP: $26.99Minimum Quantity: 1
 

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In space flight, the first 100 miles are the toughest. It
takes an enormous amount of energy to climb out of Earth’s
gravity and accelerate to orbital speeds. But it’s at low
earth orbit, or LEO, where most satellites operate.

Enter the LEO Space Train, an innovative, reusable winged
space plane now under development by the U.S. aerospace industry.
It’s designed to travel to the edge of space where it
releases a piggy-back mounted, second-stage booster. After release, the
booster ignites and places the satellite payload into LEO. The LEO
Space Train can be launched, recovered, and prepped for a new orbital
delivery mission all in the same day.

This impressive model rocket is filled with eye-catching
features that you’ll enjoy bringing to life. The Estes LEO
Space Train kit includes precision-cut balsa fin and wing panels with
laser-etched details. The non-functional booster attaches to the upper
surface of the main body-tube on miniature launch rails. It looks like
it could separate and lift away at any moment! Authentic-looking
plastic engine nozzles adorn the tail ends of both the powered host
rocket and the non-powered booster. Finally, a sheet of colorful water
slide decals with the custom LEO Space Train “lion”
graphic and logo adds that last touch of realism.

While the real-life counterpart to the LEO Space Train glides
home to a wheels-down landing, the finished Estes kit launches and
lands as a traditional model rocket. This scale-like model can reach up
to 300 feet (91 meters) on a single-stage C6-3 engine before returning
gently to Earth under its own 18-inch parachute. The highly detailed
LEO Space Train look great on the pad and on display. You’ll
definitely want this one in your fleet!

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine
sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, sanding block, hobby knife,
masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (black, light gray) and
clear coat (optional). (Tools, construction and finishing supplies not
included.)

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II
Launch Pad with a 1/8 inch launch rod and Electron Beam Launch
Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for
launch controller (not included).

Recommended
Engines

C6-3

Projected
Max Altitude

300 ft. (91 m)

Recovery
System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute

Length

17 in. (43.2 cm)

Diameter

1.64 in. (42 mm)

Estimated
Weight

3.4 oz. (96.4 g)

Estimated
Assembly Time

6 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin
Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal
Type

Waterslide

Launch
System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch
Rod Size

1/8″

Age
Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls
ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of
all ages.