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Launching Site Approved for Whalers Way

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South Australia’s entry in the space race is about to be thrust into the stratosphere with news yesterday a satellite launching site has been approved near Whalers Way.

Approval has been granted for new space company Southern Launch to develop key infrastructure that will allow it to launch nanosatellites from the site.

Southern Launch CEO Lloyd Damp said the site at Whalers Way was selected following an exhaustive 18-month search across the nation.

The site will be known as the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex and will allow both national and international companies to launch satellites into space.  

The construction of the Orbital Launch Complex is expected to begin next year.

Premier Steven Marshall stated the project will help serve a growing global demand for polar launch facilities and make SA a noticeable location in the space industry not only in Australia but globally.