Woomera-Maralinga wo͞o´mərə-mârəlĭng´gə [key], town (1991 pop. 1,600), in the state of South Australia, S Australia, near Lake Torrens. It is the site of a missile-testing range used by Australia and its allies. Australia's first earth satellite was launched there in 1967. Nearby is a U.S. space tracking station.

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