Space Centre Australia is located 43 km from the township of Weipa, North Queensland Australia. Our secure compound is situated in a no population density area with no competing air corridors which allows for launch and operations of proven commercial systems providing clear access to Low, Medium and High Earth Orbital positions. SCA also caters for launch and testing of unproven technology launch vehicles allowing safe and cost effective system development and certification. We are uniquely positioned in a safe and secure location which provides closest access to equatorial launch trajectory profiles along with a variety of additional launch destinations.
Accessing Space Centre Australia
Access to Space Centre Australia can be made by road and air. The Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) provides heavy vehicle access to the site turn off and surrounding communities. Approximately 170 km remains unsealed and current State and Federal projects are underway to complete sealing and waterproofing of the PDR by Q4 2023.
Weipa Airport currently supports the transportation and handling of bauxite mining and support personnel, local population, and tourists via QANTAS Link flights to/from Cairns.
Space Centre Australia also leverages aviation support services from its sister company Palm Branch Solutions Pty Ltd.
Space Centre Australia also has access to other large airport logistics facilites which can be discussed at time of booking.
The port of Weipa currently supports onshore bauxite handing, process, and stockpiling facilities. It is also a critical gateway to the Asia Pacific business region with recent discussions centered on the potential for the trade of cattle, timber, and agricultural commodity exports.
The port of Weipa can be proposed benefit to Space Centre Australia for:
· Receiving and handling of launch vehicles.
· Receiving and processing of scientific payloads from international companies, universities, governments or research organisations in accordance with Australian Customs.
· Receiving and handling of fuels required to support launches.
High quality communications and telemetry systems are essential for our operations. Therefore Terrestrial, 4G mobile phone and broadband SATCOMM services are required for safe and effective operation of Space Centre Australia. The National Broadband Network infrastructure follows the Peninsula Development Road and we have designed a termination point at the permanent access road to the SCA compound to provide fiber broadband connectivity. Additionally, we are planning to install a 4G repeater tower to the south of the SCA compound for additional 4G cell reception.
Health services are provided through the Weipa Integrated Health Service (Weipa Hospital), a General Practice, a local dentist and other independent organisations and practitioners.
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