WRESAT

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Launch Area 8 RAAF Woomera Range Complex

Australian satellite carrying four astrophysics experiments.

SPARTA

Family:
Configuration:

The Sparta was a three-stage rocket that launched Australia's first Earth satellite, WRESAT, on 29 November 1967.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    21.8 m
  • Diameter
    1.78 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.78 m
  • Launch Mass
    30 T
  • Thrust
    416 kN
Family
  • Name
    SPARTA
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    SPARTA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    45 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Chrysler

Chrysler

(CHR)

Founded: 1950 Successes: 0 Failures: 0 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

In July 1959, NASA chose the Redstone missile as the basis for the Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle to be used for suborbital test flights of the Project Mercury spacecraft. Three unmanned MRLV launch attempts were made between November 1960 and March 1961, two of which were successful. The MRLV successfully launched the chimpanzee Ham, and astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom on three suborbital flights in January, May and July 1961, respectively.

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