Motor, Model Rocket, Igniters

Motor, Model Rocket, Igniters

     

This is a retail package of six Estes Industries metal solar igniters designed to be used with the manufacturer's solar launch controller. A single wire is inserted into the aft end of a flying rocket motor and held in place by a disc and tape. Additional wires run between it and the solar launch controller. An electrical charge is sent through the wires to ignite the motor's non-explosive propellant. G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Envelope: Paper, Adhesive, Steel
Igniters: Nickel-Chromium
Dimensions
Envelope: 3 1/16in. x 5 1/2in. (7.78 x 13.97cm)

This is a retail package of six Estes Industries metal solar igniters designed to be used with the manufacturer's solar launch controller. A single wire is inserted into the aft end of a flying rocket motor and held in place by a disc and tape. Additional wires run between it and the solar launch controller. An electrical charge is sent through the wires to ignite the motor's non-explosive propellant. G. Harry Stine, a pioneer in the field of flying rocket models, donated this artifact to NASM in 1973.

Gift of G. Harry Stine

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Estes Industries, Inc.

Type
MODELS-Missiles & Rockets

Materials
Envelope: Paper, Adhesive, Steel
Igniters: Nickel-Chromium
Dimensions
Envelope: 3 1/16in. x 5 1/2in. (7.78 x 13.97cm)

ID: A19930535000