Base Arnhem Space Centre in Australia

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Just found some information about that one. The current plans are just for a sounding rocket launch site near the equator, which also NASA wants to use. But such a place could sure also work well for orbital launches or be modified to contain a Orbiter standard VTOL launch pad. A few km to the west is the Gove Airport, whichs single runway could also suit well for launching and landing winged spacecraft - the current one has been reduced in length, but a fictionalized version could have the full length runway.


Currently, the construction site looks like that:


As far as I can tell, it fills a small gap in Orbiters map between Doberai and Woomera. Though I wonder why the Birds Head Peninsula (Doberai) suddenly is a launch site.
 

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Always room for another launch site. Nothing new of course:


Might get Australia back into ELDO...?
 
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