For the first time in 50 years, NASA launched a rocket from a non-American spaceport. First of three 13m science rockets launched in Australia
NASA launched a rocket for the first time ever from an American spaceport. The first of three suborbital rockets equipped with a scientific platform were launched from Australia’s Arnhem space center.
Due to adverse weather conditions, the launch was delayed. Weather caused many delays. It was cloudy and raining during the night .”, said Michael Jones, CEO of Space Center. He noted that “A 13-meter rocket equipped with a platform for studying the constellations and observing the atmosphere” had started to work.
He said that the launched rocket, just like the others, , “will collect valuable scientific data about the Sun’s physical nature and perform many observations that cannot be made in the south hemisphere”.
Natasha Feils, Prime Minister of the Australian Northern Territory, stated: “NASA’s presence will make our country’s aerospace industry known to the globe, create more jobs for local people and provide new business opportunities.” The Arnhem Cosmodrome is expected to conduct at least 50 launches annually by 2024.
NASA employees will take all used parts of engines and hulls back to the United States after the program is over.