In the space agency's first launch from a commercial launch pad on foreign soil, NASA rockets will lift off from the Northern Territory to study astrophysics and planetary science only observable from the southern hemisphere.
This article by SBS makes the following points:
- NASA will use the launch to investigate heliophysics, astrophysics and planetary science only observable from the southern hemisphere.
- Three suborbital-sounding rockets will ascend from the Arnhem Space Centre between 26 June and 12 July in NASA's first Australian launch since 1995 in Woomera, South Australia.
- Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Australia needed to continue building on the legacy of the country's space industry.
- The Australian Space Agency believes the launch will help expand Australia's space sector and create more local jobs.
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Source: Special Broadcasting Service