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Corporate entry European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) (c. 1960 - c. 1974)

c. 1960
Woomera, South Australia, Australia
c. 1974
Telecommunications and Industrial or scientific research
Woomera, South Australia


The European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) chose Woomera, in South Australia, as the location for their launch site for test vehicles. The purpose of the organisation was to develop a satellite launch vehicle for Europe. In 1974 the ELDO was merged with the European Space Research Organisation to form the European Space Agency.

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