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NASA launches first rocket from Australia's commercial spaceport on Sunday

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SYDNEY — NASA launches a rocket from the remote wilderness of northern Australia on Sunday night. This is Australia's first commercial space launch and the agency is the first commercial spaceport launch.

The in-orbit rocket will be temporarily displayed a few seconds after launch and is scheduled for 10:44 pm. (1344 GMT) Australia Central Standard Time. Travel 300 kilometers (186 miles) into space.

The arid Australian landscape and proximity to the equator provide optimal conditions for the launch of the universe, and the Australian National University astronomical physicist Brad Tucker said 400 meters from the launch platform of the Arnem Space Center. I said I was there.

"At 12 degrees in Arnem, there aren't many places near the equator, especially near the equator where you can get dry and stable air. Cape Canaveral One Florida is a kind of swamp, "he said, referring to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

The US Space Agency, officially the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will see the starlight habitat on the planet after three launches from the Arnem Space Center in June and July. It says it helps to explore how it affects you.

On Sunday's mission, we will equip a detector that measures the X-rays produced by the hot gas that fills the space between the stars and study how the stars affect the evolution of the galaxy. NASA said in a statement that it would be useful.

In July's second and third missions, we will observe Alpha Kentauri, the closest star to the Earth and the closest to the Southern Cross constellation depicted on the Australian flag. The constellations and Alpha Centauri can only be seen in the southern sky.

"The big goal is to see if there are planets like Earth around," he says, and scientists launch rockets from the Southern Hemisphere. He added that he had been waiting for 10 years. Displayed for 10 to 50 seconds.

"100 seconds after launch, the science team will be active and control the in-flight telescope ... they will know in real time how successful it is."

NASA Was the first client of a commercial spaceport operated by Equatorial Launch Australia, with 70 NASA staff visiting Australia for three missions.

The payload and rocket return to Earth the same night. (Report by Kirsty Needham, edited by Christopher Cushing)