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Wresat 1
Wresat 1
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Australian earth atmosphere satellite. Australian Weapons Research Establishment Satellite, launched using surplus US Army Redstone missile, that obtained solar radiation, upper atmosphere data. Built for Australian Weapons Research Establishment (WRE), Australia. Launched 1967.

AKA: Weapons Research Establishment Satellite. Status: Operational 1967. First Launch: 1967-11-29. Last Launch: 1967-11-29. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 45 kg (99 lb).


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Family: Atmosphere sat, Earth. Country: Australia. Launch Vehicles: Redstone, SPARTA. Launch Sites: Woomera, Woomera LA8. Agency: WRE. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 7026, 13353.

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. .


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