Woomera Rocket Range, 1946-
Established under the Anglo-Australian joint project following the second world war, this range and the associated weapons research establishment at Salisbury, were the largest and most expensive scientific and engineering activity ever conducted in Australia in peacetime.
The equipment used and tested here was at the forefront of technology especially in fine mechanics, advanced optics, telemetry and rocket fuel chemistry.
While participating in programs conducted here, Australia was in the forefront of scientifically and technologically advanced nations.
The successful launch of the Wresat Satellite from Woomera in 1967 gained Australia international recognition and membership of the exclusive “Space Club”.
- NEL: National Engineering Landmark (to 2008)