A rocket, carrying technology likened to a ‘mini Hubble’ telescope, lifts off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on Sunday. Photo Nasa via AFP
A rocket, carrying technology likened to a ‘mini Hubble’ telescope, lifts off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on Sunday. Photo Nasa via AFP
Australia

Australia hosts ‘historic’ Nasa launch – first from commercial site outside US

  • Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hailed the launch as the start of a ‘new era’ for the country’s space industry
  • Rockets had to be hauled on barges to the remote launch site, about 28 hours drive from Darwin in northern Australia

A rocket, carrying technology likened to a ‘mini Hubble’ telescope, lifts off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on Sunday. Photo Nasa via AFP
A rocket, carrying technology likened to a ‘mini Hubble’ telescope, lifts off from Arnhem Space Centre in Australia late on Sunday. Photo Nasa via AFP
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