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Black Brant IX

Equatorial Launch Australia

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Type: Astrophysics

The X-ray Quantum Calorimeter Experiment (XQC) is a payload from the University of Wisconsin. Its objective is to measure X-rays with unprecedented precision to better understand the interstellar medium and its influence on the structure and evolution of galaxies and stars.


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Mission patch for XQC


Suborbital Launch Ramp

Arnhem Space Centre

3 rockets have launched from Arnhem Space Centre.

Suborbital Launch Ramp, Arnhem Space Centre


Black Brant IX – Magellan Aerospace Corporation

  • Family: Black Brant
  • Length: 12.2 m
  • Diameter: 0.46 m
  • Launch Mass: 2 T

The Black Brant IX was manufactured by Magellan Aerospace Corporation with the first launch on 1982-03-16. Black Brant IX has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Black Brant IX is a Canadian-designed sounding rocket used by the CSA and NASA.


Equatorial Launch Australia – ELA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ELA
  • Administration: CEO: Michael Jones
  • Founded: 2015
  • Country: AUS

Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) is an Australian startup founded in 2015 to provide commercial space launches from the Arnhem Land spaceport.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
8 months ago

Here we go Australia our first venture into space with our friends NASA.
Come on Aussies come on!
From the land down under.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
8 months ago

Thunder from down under!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
8 months ago

Spot on Aaron and there is more to come from the folks down under.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
8 months ago

Great launch folks and coverage of the first commercial launch to space for Australia and more to come , two more launches coming in early July. Gotta get up to “Arnham Land” and take a look at the launch site soon. Thanks also to “Rocket Monkey” for televising this launch… Read more »

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
8 months ago

Next two Aussie launches are :
4th July (Aussie time)
12th July (Aussie time)
Get your vegimite sandwiches ready folks .!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
8 months ago

P.S make that the 5th July, date change.!