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WRESAT 1, built within 11 months by the Australian Weapons Research Establishment, was launched by a Sparta launcher from Woomera into a 106x777 km orbit inclined at 83 deg. The 45kg Australian microsatellite used a modified American Redstone rocket and transmitted for 5 days. It reentered after 42 days.

Alternate Names

  • 03054
  • Weapons Res Estab Sat

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1967-11-29
Launch Vehicle: Unknown
Launch Site: Woomera, Australia
Mass: 45 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Australia)


  • Solar Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Gilbert W. Ousley, Sr.General ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Prof. John H. CarverProject ScientistUniversity of
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