Weapons Research Establishment
Australian satellite carrying four astrophysics experiments.
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Launch Area 8
RAAF Woomera Range Complex
6 rockets have launched from RAAF Woomera Range Complex.
SPARTA – Chrysler
- Length: 21.8 m
- Diameter: 1.78 m
- Launch Mass: 30 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 45 kg
The SPARTA was manufactured by Chrysler with the first launch on 1966-11-28. SPARTA has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. The Sparta was a three-stage rocket that launched Australia’s first Earth satellite, WRESAT, on 29 November 1967.
Weapons Research Establishment – WRE
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: WRE
- Founded: 1955
- Country: AUS
The Weapons Research Establishment was an Australian government entity dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs.