Star Hopper

Estes Model #7303


Explore the fascinating history of the Star Hopper Rocket the first interplantary spacecraft created under Project Star Hopper in 1949. With strange unidentified flying objects being reported, a group of government scientists aimed to design a fast and maneuverable piloted vehicle that could complete with the unknown aerial phenomena.

Estes’ snap together Star Hopper kit brings the elusive project to life with its retro atomic-age silver paint scheme and detail molded plastic fins, nose cone, and engine mount.

Additional Information

  • Length: 7.4″
  • Diameter: 0.74″
  • Weight: 0.73oz.
  • Altitude: 400′
  • Recovery: 18″ x 1-1/8″ Streamer
  • Parts List
    • Nose Cone – 073219
    • Body Tube – 030408
    • Streamer – 0308272
    • Fins Plastic (3) – 073222
    • Shock Cord Mount – 073224
    • Engine Mount – 07322
    • Shock Cord – 038365
    • Engine Retainer – 073223
    • Decal – 090001-1721
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T


Build History

  • 01/12/2024 – Received as Christmas present From Jeromie. Model shipped from Estes Industries for $14.99 (Retail $14.99). Took pictures of package. Opened package and scanned components.
  • 01/13/2024 – Measured components and recorded them in Book #5 Page #9. Snapped engine mount halves together. Tied shock cord to shock cord mount pin and clipped it to forward end of motor mount tube as per instructions. Tied other end of shock cord to nose cone. Snapped fins to motor mount tube. Applied self-adhesive decals to model using photo card as guide. This completes construction of Estyes #7303 Star Hopper model rocket. Took picture of finished model rocket.