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posted 09-19-2020 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ross   Click Here to Email Ross     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Australia's first commercial, space-capable rocket has blasted off from the Koonibba test range on South Australia's far-west coast, reported ABC News.
Southern Launch said Saturday's [Sept. 19] launch aimed to reach 85 kilometres, which would make it the highest any commercial rocket had reached from Australian soil.

It was the second attempt to launch the 3.4-metre long, 34-kilogram rocket after the first on Tuesday misfired. A second rocket was successfully fired off about 11:45am.

A recovery effort is underway to locate the rockets and payloads now they have fallen back to Earth...

A small device was deployed to the edge of space during Saturday morning's launch. The payload's purpose is to collect information with its built-in sensors on its journey back to Earth to assist with DEWC's development of satellite technology.

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