Alaska Aerospace has clarified details pertaining to commercial launch activities and development plans at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), located on Kodiak Island, following misinformation across social media channels.
Alaska Aerospace is responsible for any and all infrastructure development at PSCA, limiting air travel near PSCA, impact to public lands near PSCA and notifying the community of these plans.
While Vector Launch Inc. will be conducting an orbital launch at PSCA later this year, Alaska Aerospace does not currently have a contract with Vector or any other commercial launch vendor for construction of a new launch pad at PSCA.
Over the last two years, Alaska Aerospace has worked with Vector to explore the establishment of commercial launch operations at existing launch pads at PSCA.
“Alaska Aerospace’s goal is to maximize use of its existing launch pads before building additional pads,” stated Craig E. Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO.
“We recognize and understand the concerns of the community in mitigating environmental impact with expanding commercial operations at PSCA. Alaska Aerospace embraces public input and we will continue to strive to reduce impacts to the public and the environment and maximize access to public lands, including beaches, contingent with the safe operations of the launch site.”
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Student Launch Teams Rendezvous in Huntsville for NASA Competition
Huntsville AL (SPX) Apr 06, 2018
The public and media are invited as 54 student teams compete in NASA’s 18th annual Student Launch, near the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday, April 7.
Middle school, high school, college and university teams from 23 states will launch their student-built rockets from Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama. Each rocket is designed to fly to an altitude of 5,280 feet, or 1 mile, deploy an automated parachute system and safely land. Each rocket will also carry a studen … read more