PURCHASING RESTRICTIONS

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The rocketry hobby as a whole has a strong history of safety. There have been hundreds of millions of launches with very few injuries. Everybody wants to keep it that way so that rocketry keeps its respectable reputation with governments and regulatory authorities. At the end of the day, we all just want to have fun launching rockets. Because of this, the rocketry associations of the world have developed a set of rules for purchasing and flying rocket motors. We follow their policies when selling rocket motors. The policies encourage the safe learning of rocketry in easy-to-manage steps. If you follow them, you'll be a rocketry expert in no time! This system is meant to encourage you, not to deter you. Rocketry can be extremely safe if approached carefully, but dangerous if not. Let us help you have fun and be safe!

Frequently asked questions

Are rocket motors legal?


Yes. Rocket motors are legal in most states and territories, but are regulated. Because rocket motors contain solid propellant they are considered "explosives". Australia's explosives laws vary state by state.




What are the restrictions?


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Rocket Motor Classifications (by Letter)


All rocket motors are given a letter classification based on how powerful they are. This is measured by the amount of impulse (force x time) that a rocket motor produces, in the units "Newton Seconds". The bigger the number, the more powerful a rocket motor is. For perspective, a small "A" motor can launch a small rocket 50m, but an "O" motor could launch a rocket much higher than a commerical passenger aeroplane flies.





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