To seek air space users’ feedback on the proposed TRA for the KTR-2 rocket launch campaign from the Koonibba Test Range (KTR), South Australia.
Southern Launch is an innovative space company headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, that is developing the infrastructure to facilitate the launch of orbital and suborbital rockets.
Southern Launch is developing two rocket ranges in South Australia. The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex at the tip of the Eyre Peninsula to launch rockets into orbit out over the Great Australian Bight, and the yet to be publicly announced Koonibba Test Range (KTR) to launch rockets along parabolic trajectories so the payloads land back on the Earth for recovery and analysis.
Southern Launch is working closely with CASA OAR and Airservices to minimise the potential effect on other airspace users. On the day of launch, the duration of any TRA enforcement will be reduced to as reasonably practicable and safe.
Please see the attached paper for further information.
Southern Launch would like to thank the Forum and its members for their engagement with this proposal.
Two responses were received from representatives within the airline industry. The feedback identified scheduled flight plans through the area. Where possible, Southern Launch will endeavour to select launch windows around these times to ensure the minimisation of impact to other airspace users.
Southern Launch would ask that members continue to reach out and identify any potential impacts that this solution may have on their operations, so that we can minimise interference and provide notice of any change to the launch schedule.