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Woomera LA8
Part of Woomera Family
Redstone, Aerobee launch complex. Launch Area 8

First Launch: 1966-11-28. Last Launch: 1977-02-23. Number: 30 . Longitude: 136.4629 deg. Latitude: -31.0328 deg.



Spacecraft: Wresat. Launch Vehicles: Aerobee 150, SPARTA, Aerobee 170, Aerobee 200A, Aerobee 200. Launch Sites: Woomera.

1966 November 28 - . 12:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA. FAILURE: Failure. Failed Stage: 1.
  • Sparta SV-1 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1966 December 13 - . 11:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-2 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 April 20 - . 08:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-3 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 July 4 - . 23:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-4 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 July 24 - . 16:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-5 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 August 17 - . 19:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-6 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 90 km (55 mi).

1967 September 15 - . 16:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-7 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 91 km (56 mi).

1967 October 11 - . 16:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-8 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 137 km (85 mi).

1967 October 31 - . 13:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Sparta SV-9 re-entry vehicle test flight - . Nation: USA. Agency: US Army. Apogee: 111 km (68 mi).

1967 November 29 - . 04:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Redstone. Launch Vehicle: SPARTA.
  • Wresat 1 - . Payload: Wresat / BE-3. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Australia. Agency: WRE. Class: Earth. Type: Atmosphere satellite. Spacecraft: Wresat. Decay Date: 1968-01-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 3054 . COSPAR: 1967-118A. Apogee: 1,252 km (777 mi). Perigee: 198 km (123 mi). Inclination: 83.3000 deg. Period: 99.30 min. Weapons Research Establishment Satellite; solar radiation, upper atmosphere data. WRESAT 1 launched for upper atmosphere and space research at 1419 h central standard time, from Woomera, South Australia. Launch vehicle based on Redstone. .

1970 May 26 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 May 29 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1970 June 2 - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 150.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1973 November 1 - . 15:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 185 km (114 mi).

1973 November 1 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 165 km (102 mi).

1973 November 6 - . 15:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 167 km (103 mi).

1973 November 9 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 169 km (105 mi).

1973 November 9 - . 18:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 175 km (108 mi).

1973 November 12 - . 14:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 172 km (106 mi).

1973 November 12 - . 14:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Solar mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 154 km (95 mi).

1974 September 4 - . 10:24 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200.
  • HISTAR 8 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1974 September 11 - . 22:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200.
  • HISTAR 9 Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 200 km (120 mi).

1974 September 17 - . 15:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200.
  • HISTAR Infrared astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: AFCRL. Apogee: 193 km (119 mi).

1977 February 15 - . 14:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • CAL X-ray study X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 176 km (109 mi).

1977 February 15 - . 17:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • NRL XR X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 189 km (117 mi).

1977 February 17 - . 08:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • JHU UVS (Sirius B) Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 192 km (119 mi).

1977 February 17 - . 14:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • Ultraviolet astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 197 km (122 mi).

1977 February 21 - . 14:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • JHU UVT F9 (Alpha Centauri) Astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 174 km (108 mi).

1977 February 21 - . 21:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 170.
  • Ultraviolet Extinction Aeronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 177 km (109 mi).

1977 February 23 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Woomera. Launch Complex: Woomera LA8. LV Family: Aerobee. Launch Vehicle: Aerobee 200A.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Apogee: 184 km (114 mi).


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