Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

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Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby TomJo » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:13 pm

Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?
The cosmodrome is proposed to be built near the town of Vape on the Cape York Peninsula. This is a place quite remote from civilization in the north of the country. And it is closest to the equator in Australia, which is convenient for orbital launches.
Do you think it will be built by 2023?

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:14 am

Vape? Never heard of the place.
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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby drew » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:18 pm

Neither has google.
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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby TomJo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:53 am

Of course, you haven't heard of such a place. Autocorrect worked for me.
I mean Weipa.
And the main question was whether there are plans for the construction of a new cosmodrome.
Or is it just some random weird rumour?

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:39 am

Would they put it near Weipa? That doesn't make sense as flying East puts you over land. I could imagine something on the East side of the peninsula working well. I will keep my ear to the ground...

BTW, stay South of the Wenlock river if you need to fly during the wet season :lol:
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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby TomJo » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:02 am

OverTheTop wrote:Would they put it near Weipa? That doesn't make sense as flying East puts you over land. I could imagine something on the East side of the peninsula working well. I will keep my ear to the ground...

BTW, stay South of the Wenlock river if you need to fly during the wet season :lol:


Therefore, I ask. This is a strange choice. Although, for one well-known company, bad weather does not prevent in any way from launching rockets every week.
But I've only seen this on one forum.
I wonder if new cosmodromes will be built at all? Or will new space companies use mobile spaceports?

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby kopius » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:10 am

There are plenty of rumours going around and there is a lot of merit in that area.

The reality of anything in QLD is it will be driven by industry or more likely a single entity as QGov are still trying to find their feet with space activities.

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby Reznal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:34 am

Would be interesting to see if another spaceport is going up there, in South Australia we have a 2 launch pad site that has been approved for development just south of Pt Lincoln. Can't wait for it to happen and see a launch in person, even if they are small rockets!

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby fanga » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:26 am

Does anyone know how the Arnhem land project is going?

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Postby kopius » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:52 pm

fanga wrote:Does anyone know how the Arnhem land project is going?
Yes, not at liberty to say much, but it is progressing well. Plenty of announcements to come out later this year and into 2022.

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Re: Has anyone heard of plans to build a new spaceport?

Postby fanga » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:22 am

Brilliant. Great to hear progress. I think it's been a while since some public announcements or one I have noticed so it's great to hear things are happening.

Thanks for keeping us posted.


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