Projectile Launcher (NS)

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Product Code: 46


The Projectile Launcher illustrates the idea that motion in different dimensions is absolutely independent. A good launcher not only illustrates this non-intuitive idea, but it can be used to describe the exact motion of the projectile as well. PASCO has precision-engineered the Projectile Launcher to be accurate, durable and give repeatable results.

Also available is the smaller, lower cost Mini Launcher.

Typical Experiments

  • Projectile Motion
  • Projectile Motion using Photogates
  • Projectile Range versus Angle
  • Projectile Path
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Conservation of Momentum in two Dimensions
  • Varying Angle to Maximize Height on a Wall
  • Demo: Do 30° and 60° Give the Same Range?
  • Demo: Simultaneously Shoot Two Balls Horizontally at Different Speeds
  • Demo: Shoot Through the Hoops


  • Multiple Ranges: PASCO offers launchers for all classroom arrangements.
  • Flexible Launch Positions: Stable stands offer horizontal and variable angle launching positions.
  • Fixed Firing Height at Any Launch Angle: Firing height of ball is same for any launch angle.
  • Spring Mechanism: Fully enclosed for safety.
  • Unique Piston Design: Minimizes projectile spin to ensure repeatability of impact position.


  • Projectile Launcher with base
  • 25 mm Nylon Projectile Balls (2)
  • Loading Rod
  • Safety Glasses
  • 2-D Collision Accessory
  • Manual


  • 1.2, 3, 5 m
Launch Angles
  • 0 to +90°
Launcher Length
  • 21 cm