Upper atmospheric research at Woomera: The Australian-built sounding rockets

@article{Dougherty2006UpperAR,
  title={Upper atmospheric research at Woomera: The Australian-built sounding rockets},
  author={K. Dougherty},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={54-67}
}
  • K. Dougherty
  • Published 2006
  • Engineering
  • Acta Astronautica
  • Abstract Sounding rocket programs for upper atmospheric research (UAR) commenced at Woomera in 1957, with the British Skylark project and the Anglo–Australian HARP rockoon program. Shortly afterwards, the Weapons Research Establishment (WRE) inaugurated its own sounding rocket program with the first successful Australian-built sounding rocket, Long Tom, developed from surplus British motors. This research would eventually lead to the development of Australia's first satellite, WRESAT, launched… CONTINUE READING

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