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Woomera

(wo͞o`mərə), village (2016 pop. 146), South Australia, S Australia, near Lake Torrens. It is located within the large Woomera Range Complex, which includes and air force and missile-testing range used by Australia and its allies. Great Britain conducted nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s at Maralinga within the range complex, and Australia's first earth satellite was launched there in 1967. A U.S. space tracking station was formerly there.

Woomera

a town in South Australia: site of the Long Range Weapons Establishment. Pop.: 602 (2001)
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In April, 2016, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) inspected the Woomera site and reported a number of concerns surrounding many of the barrels, which hold material from tests at Melbourne's Fisherman's Bend dating back to the 1950s.
Ten launches were made from Woomera, with Blue Streak working well, but problems with the upper stages plagued the project.
Woomera covers about 47,000 square miles in South Australia near Adelaide, according to Raytheon Australia.
Another example is that of Reyhana Akhy, who, with her daughter, Mariam, fled Afghanistan and the Taliban before spending eight months in Woomera Detention Centre in 2001.
QUESTION 11 - for 11 points: Which British rocket designed to carry nuclear missiles was tested at Woomera, Australia?
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Safavi's journey to Australia started with three weeks fearing for his life on a crowded fishing boat with 300 other asylum seekers--only to be sent to the Woomera and then Baxter detention centers.
After joining the army on 26 March 1946, aged 18, his early cartographical duties included helping to map the Kosciuszko area for the Snowy Hydro project and working at the Woomera missile firing range in central Australia.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) said the Royal Australian Air Force has successfully tested a Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range.
The astronomers employed a 42-ft telescope that was formerly used to track the Blue Streak missile at the Woomera Rocket Test Range in Australia until 1981, when it was dismantled, transported and re-erected at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England.