1962 to 1965
CNES (French space agency) considers Darwin as a potential site for its new national equatorial space launch facility.
In 1965, ELDO also considers a site near Darwin as the location for its new equatorial launch site.
Both proposals are highly rated but come in second, partly for political reasons, to Kourou (French Guiana), which will go on to become the launch facility for the European Space Agency.
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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