Two Australian Spaceports Nearing Construction

Credit: Colin Throm/AW&ST
An oddity in space history is that Australia, a stable democracy with plenty of low-latitude sites, has never had much of a space launch industry. The U.S. launches to low-inclination orbits from Cape Canaveral, 28 deg. from the equator, to get free velocity from the Earth’s rotation. But Australia...

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