1993 to 1998

Following an unsuccessful attempt to develop an equatorial launch facility at Cape York in Queensland, Space Transportation Systems Ltd (STS) switches its attention to the NT.

From 1993 to 1998 it investigates establishing a commercial spaceport using Russian Proton rockets as the launch vehicle.

STS considers launching from Melville Island or Gunn Point, near Darwin, but finally withdraws from attempts to develop a spaceport when it is unable to secure supplies of the Proton launcher.

Last updated: 18 November 2019

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