Black Sky Aerospace - Queensland Rocket Launches

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    Mark  Fehringer
    Black Sky Aerospace

    To seek members feedback on the proposal to establish multiple Temporary Restricted Areas (TRA) and Temporary Danger Areas (TDA) in support of multiple rocket launches.

    The issue

    Weekday Rocket launches 0800 -0900 Window launches up to Flight Level (FL) 450, all other windows up to FL200 & Weekend Rocket launches to be launched up to FL450.

    Dates:

    • 06 May 2024 to 30 June 2024

    For TRAs the following windows apply:

    3 windows on each day (not including Thursdays) between:

    • 8 am to 9 am AEST
    • 10 am to 11 am AEST
    • 12 noon to 2 pm AEST

    4 windows on Thursdays between:

    • 8 am to 9am AEST
    • 10 am  to 11 am AEST
    • 12 noon  to 1 pm AEST
    • 2:30 pm  to 3:30pm AEST

    TDA-Horizontal

    3 windows on each day between:

    • 8 am to 9 am AEST
    • 10 am to 11 am AEST
    • 12 noon to 2 pm AEST

    TRA-Weekday

    • 8 am to 9 am AEST
    • Lateral Limits: within 7 NM RADIUS OF 28° 07' 42" S 149°42' 06" E
    • Vertical Limits: Surface (SFC) to FL450
    • Controlling Authority: Airservices Australia

    TRA-Weekday - all other windows

    • Lateral Limits: within 2.5 NM RADIUS OF 28° 07' 42" S 149°42' 06" E
    • Vertical Limits: Surface (SFC) to FL200
    • Controlling Authority: Airservices Australia

    TRA-Weekend

    • Lateral Limits: within 7 NM RADIUS OF 28° 07' 42" S 149°42' 06" E
    • Vertical Limits: SFC to FL450
    • Controlling Authority: Airservices Australia

    TDA-Horizontal

    • Lateral Limits: within 3 NM RADIUS OF 28° 07' 39'' S 149° 42' 24'' E
    • Vertical Limits: SFC to A050
    • Contact: BSA
    Temporary Restricted Area
    Temporary Danger Area

    Purpose

    Seeking feedback to mitigate residual airspace risks posed by the rocket launch activities, 3 TRAs and a TDA are proposed that extend from surface to

    Proposal

    Due to proximity of permanent military restricted airspace, different arrangements are requested on weekdays and weekends for vertical rocket launch activities.

    On weekdays, the TRA is limited to 2.5 NM from the launch site and to an upper limit of FL200 except for the 0800 to 0900 AEST window, where the TRA extends 7 NM from the launch site and to an upper limit of FL450. On weekends, the TRA also extends 7 NM from the launch site and to an upper limit of FL450. Impacting air traffic service routes Y153, H12, W353.

    A TDA of fixed lateral and vertical dimensions is requested for all horizontal launch activities in the same day and time windows.

    Submitted by

    Mark Fehringer
    Black Sky Aerospace
    mark.fehringer@bsaero.space