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Space oddity: Australia launches 35kg commercial rocket into atmosphere – The Guardian

Dart rocket, which is just 3.4m long, is part of Australia’s $7bn investment in space technologies

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A small commercial rocket has been launched from Australia to the edge of space for the first time.
The Dart rocket, carrying an air force radio prototype, was launched from the Koonibba rocket range in South Australia on Saturday.
At just 3.4m long and 34kg, the commercial rocket is a fraction of the size of rockets launched by Nasa and will travel up to 100km into the atmosphere.
The launch is part of the air forces Plan Jericho an advanced sensing program to detect and track challenging t…

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