El Arenosillo

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El Arenosillo test Centre (CEDEA) is the name of a rocket launch site for suborbital rockets for atmospheric soundings, located near Mazagón in Spain.[1] It is located in the province of Huelva in southern Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalucía.

The first launch of a rocket from El Arenosillo took place October 4, 1966. Up to 1994 a total of 557 rockets were launched from this base, mainly of the Skua type and in collaboration with other countries.[2]

All rockets for atmospheric soundings in Spain are launched from El Arenosillo.

El Arenosillo is also the location of an autonomous astronomical observatory of the BOOTES network [1], with two domes and three telescopes.

Coordinates: 37°5′54″N 6°43′57″W / 37.09833°N 6.73250°W / 37.09833; -6.73250