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WRESAT

SPARTA

Weapons Research Establishment

Launch Status
Success

Mission


WRESAT

  • Type: Astrophysics
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Australian satellite carrying four astrophysics experiments.

Location


Launch Area 8

RAAF Woomera Range Complex

Launch Area 8 has witnessed the launch of 1 rockets, including 1 orbital launch attempts, while RAAF Woomera Range Complex, has been the site for 6 rocket launches.

Launch Area 8

Rocket


Chrysler SPARTA

The Sparta was a three-stage rocket that launched Australia’s first Earth satellite, WRESAT, on 29 November 1967.

SPARTA

Agency


Weapons Research Establishment

The Weapons Research Establishment was an Australian government entity dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs.

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