South Australian rocket range one step closer to sending satellites into orbit to protect defence force

DEWC Systems has just announced that next month a rocket will be launched from the world’s largest privately operated rocket test range near Koonibba, in the far west of South Australia, with a small, replica payload on board.

A cylindrical device sitting next to a 20 cent coin and tape measure for scale
A device that will collect information for the project will be launched into space next month. (Supplied: Ian Spencer)

The payload, which is about the size of a whiteboard marker, will be released from the rocket with the aim of collecting information to develop the satellite technology.

The payload will reach the edge of space and will deploy a parachute before falling back down to Earth.

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