To seek members feedback on the proposal to establish a temporary restricted area (TRA) due to high level rocket launching activity

The issue

On 8 January 2020 SA AvSEF members were consulted by Southern Launch in relation to rocket launching activity proposed for late March near Ceduna. Due to factors related to COVID-19 the proposed launch was delayed.

Now Southern Launch is intending to proceed with the activity from 14 – 20 September with 28 September – 4 October as a backup window. The proponent has also conducted further consultation with a wide variety of airspace users including airlines and local operators to advise of their activities. 

To mitigate the residual airspace risks posed by these launches, a Temproary Restricted Area (TRA) is proposed. Please see the attached paper for further information. 

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This consultation received one response which was not supportive of the proposal. Subsequently, further direct engagement and consultation occurred and a compromise was achieved.

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Respondents are encouraged to CC their State convenor or other interested parties on their consultation response where appropriate. The proponent is the recipient of submissions, not CASA or other AvSEF (formerly RAPAC) stakeholders.

Start 18/08/2020
End 31/08/2020
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