NT Government Invests $5m into Arnhem Land Launch

It's in collaboration with NASA and will mark the first time the agency is launching from a commercial facility outside of the United States, set to blast-off from the Arnhem Space Centre. 

The announcement came after Chief Minister Michael Gunner visited the site on Thursday to meet with the ELA and NASA personnel who have been preparing for the launch since late September.

“As of today, we officially have our Medium Mobile Launcher (MML) installed on the Equatorial Launch Australia launch pad!” said NASA Sounding Rockets Program Office operations manager Scott Bissett.

“During this site setup trip, the NASA team has been preparing the rocket launcher, tracking systems and other support systems that will be needed when we return next year.”

The Arnhem Space Centre is a commercial launch facility, located on the Dhupuma Plateau near Nhulunbuy.

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