To seek feedback on potential or measured effects of the proposed temporary restricted areas on fight operations.

The issue


Southern Launch has sought approval for the establishment of a Temporary Restricted Area (TRA) to ensure airspace safety and minimise the effect upon other airspace users for the planned sub-orbital launch of a rocket between 01 January 2022 and 31 January 2022. The launch will originate from Pad 20 at the Koonibba Test Range, located in Koonibba 40km North-West of Ceduna on the Far West Coast of South Australia. The proposed solution involves comprehensive coordination between CASA OAR, Airservices, and Southern Launch.


Southern Launch proposes using a Pre-Launch TRA that covers the launch site while hazardous operations are being undertaken and then a Launch TRA for the full extent of the proposed rocket flight path. We anticipate the Launch TRA would be activated for up to 60 minutes covering the final 30 minutes of launch preparations and up to 15 minutes for flight time.

Southern Launch seeks input from current airspace users on the effect the proposed solution could have on existing or planned operations within the airspace within the TRAs.

Please see the attached paper for further information.

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Eamon Lawson, Southern Launch

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