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Estes Model#1417


Have you always wanted to launch rockets at night? Now you can with the Astrobeam. This shiny rocket features a multi-colored strobe light body that glows so bright it can be seen as far as 500′ away.

Additional Information

  • Length: 24.75″
  • Diameter: 1.35″
  • Weight: 3.4 oZz.
  • Recovery: 18″ Parachute
  • Fins: One piece molded plastic
  • Altitude: 575′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B6-2, C6-3


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Build History

  • 03/01/2008 – Purchased Estes Astrobeam from Walmart in Seymour, IN for $23.96 (Retail $39.99). Took pictures of package.
  • 03/02/2008 – Removed components from package and took pictures.
  • 03/03/2008 – Scanned parts. Attached fin can halves together with medium CA adhesive and attached fins to it. Attached upper body tube to lighted coupler assembly on forward end of lower body tube. Attached fin can to aft end of lower body tube. applied self adhesive decal to lower body tube. This completes construction of Estes Astrobeam model rocket #1417.


  1. 08/11/2013
    1. Location – Sod Farm (BS70)
      1. Motor – C6-5
  2. 02/27/2016
    1. Location – Sod Farm (BS103)
      1. Motor – C6-3
      2. Landed in Pond and was recovered. Lights kept coming on for a while.