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WRESAT

SPARTA

Weapons Research Establishment

Launch Status
Success

Mission

WRESAT

Type: Astrophysics

Australian satellite carrying four astrophysics experiments.

Location

Launch Area 8

RAAF Woomera Range Complex

6 rockets have launched from RAAF Woomera Range Complex.

Launch Area 8, RAAF Woomera Range Complex

Rocket

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.

Agency

Weapons Research Establishment

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.

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