New developments in the Australian aerospace industry South Australia will launch a space rocket next month
The South Australia Rocket Launch Project will launch a rocket into space on September 9, which means Australia is one step closer to launching a satellite to strengthen its national defense.
According to the Advertiser’s report, this high-tech electronic warfare prototype, a DART rocket weighing only 34 kilograms, will be launched at the South Australian technology company Southern Launch’s launch site in Koonibba, flying 100 kilometers into space.
The launch will allow South Australian defense contractor DEWC Systems to conduct important frequency sensing tests, the company is responsible for developing electronic warfare technology for detecting radar signals.
The Governor of South Australia, Steven Marshall, said: "This launch will further consolidate our state's reputation as the space capital and is also the best example of the achievements of local companies in this high-growth area."
The flight speed of the DART rocket is 5 times the speed of sound, which is about 1.5 kilometers per second.
When the launch date was announced, Ian Spencer, president of DEWC Systems, said that the rocket launch is an important step for Australia's development of real sovereignty and defense space defense capabilities. "The challenge facing Australia is not whether the industry can do it, but whether the government and regulators can keep up."
Southern Launch's president Lloyd Damp said that this launch will help expand the scope of space exploration and inspire the next generation to become space explorers.