Long Tom (rocket)

Long Tom was the first Australian sounding rocket. It was first launched from the Woomera Test Range in October 1957. It was a 8.2-metre-long (27 ft) two-stage rocket developed to test the ranges instrumentation for later projects. It was superseded by the HAD and HAT sounding rockets in the early 1960s.

See also


  • Rigby, Mark T. "Long Tom". Woomera on the Web.

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