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Woomera Rocket Range formally established on 1 April in South Australia.

The northern boundary of the range’s north-western missile test flight corridor crosses the south western corner of the Northern Territory (NT). This flight path will be used in 1964-65 for the European Launcher Development Organisation's (ELDO) ‘Blue Streak’ flight tests.

Established for missile testing (not space launch), Woomera is located too far south of the equator to be a viable site for launching satellites to equatorial orbit.

Last updated: 18 November 2019

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