Australia’s first satellite, WRESAT-1 (Weapons Research Establishment Satellite), is launched from Woomera on 29 November 1967.

The satellite is Australian built, but the launcher is provided by the United States (US).

WRESAT uses the northern satellite launch corridor and its first stage falls into the Simpson Desert close to the Queensland border.

The Australian Government rejected proposals for a follow program of WRESAT satellites.

Last updated: 18 November 2019

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