30 October 2001

The Hyshot experiment, attempting the world`s first flight test of supersonic combustion, was launched at Woomera, north of Adelaide at approximately 1300 local time.

An international team of researchers, being led by The University of Queensland, is presently analysing data from the experiment.

Project leader Dr Allan Paull says the data is inconclusive, and he will be in a better position to make a statement about the experiment tomorrow.

To download an image of today`s rocket launch click here.

MEDIA: For more information, contact Peter McCutcheon at UQ Communications on 07 3365 1088 or 0413 380012