Woomera Rocket Range, South Australia. One of the world's busiest launch sites for testing rockets and missiles during the 1950's and 1960's. Also infamous as being a detention center for locking up asylum seekers in recent times.
Between 1947 and 1967 the rocket launch site and Special Weapons Test Centre (CEES), 120km south-west of Coulomb-Bechar, was used for launching sounding rockets, the satellite carrier "Diamond (rocket)" between 1965 and 1967, and the development of ballistic missiles.
On 0l July 1967, the facility was abandoned and turned over to Algeria, as provided in the Evian agreements of March 19...
The dunes of Leba were a large testing area for long-range rocket weapons during the German occupation.
The last German test flight was in 1945.
After the war the facility was reused by the Polish army.
The dunes were also used by general Erwin Rommel to practise desert warfare.
The museum is located in the middle of the dunes, west...
Ariane 5 is an European expendable launch system designed to deliver satellites into geostationary transfer orbit and to send payloads to low earth orbit.
It is manufactured under the authority of the European Space Agency (ESA) with EADS SPACE Transportation as prime contractor, leading a consortium of sub-contractors. The rocket is operated and marketed by Arianespace as part o...
A European cooperation in science. Eighteen nations work together to use the extremely bright beams of light produced by the ESRF's high-performance storage ring to study a remarkably wide range of materials, from biomolecules to nanomagnets, and ancient Egyptian cosmetics to metallic foams.
The Tanegashima Space Centre (TNSC) was established in 1969, when the original National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) was formed. It is the largest space-development facility in Japan (8,600,000 square meters) and is located in the south of Kagoshima Prefecture, along the southeast coast of Tanegashima. It is known as the most beautiful rocket-launch complex in the world.