Rocket Motors

To acquire, store or sell rocket motors, you need a dwelling, storage unit or explosives licence, depending on the quantity and type of explosives being handled. Anyone handling explosives must be at least 18 years of age or older unless otherwise exempted by the Explosives Act and Regulations.

For more information, see Part 15 of the Explosives Regulations.

The table below shows the regulations related to the acquisition and storage of rocket motors, for use and for sale.

Explosives Type Regulations For Use Regulations For Sale
Quantity Requirement Quantity Requirement
Model rocket motors
(Type r.1)
& accessories
(Type r.3)
200 kg or less
2,500 igniters or less
Dwelling or storage unit 200 kg or less
2,500 igniters or less
Storage unit
More than 200 kg
More than 2,500 igniters
Explosives licence More than 200 kg
More than 2,500 igniters
Explosives licence
High-power rocket motors
(Type r.2)
& accessories
(Type r.3)
10 kg or less
40 igniters or less
Dwelling Any quantity Explosives licence
200 kg or less
200 igniters or less
Storage unit
More than 200 kg
More than 200 igniters
Explosives licence
 

High-power rocket motors
Read about regulations for acquiring, storing and selling high-power rocket motors.

Model rocket motors
Read about regulations for acquiring, storing and selling model rocket motors.

 
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