11 / 28 / 17


The Alaska Aerospace Corporation, a state-owned company, announced early this month its intent to launch a subsidiary called Aurora Launch Services to operate in the private sector.

Alaska Aerospace has been pursuing options for a public-private partnership since state funding to the corporation ceased at the close of 2014.

“The infrastructure at Kodiak is clearly public infrastructure, but the operating side could be done more … cost-effectively from the private sector side,” said Alaska Aerospace CEO Craig Campbell.

11 / 02 / 17

ANCHORAGE, AK: The Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors has approved a resolution adopting Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement establishing Aurora Launch Services, LLC.   As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, Aurora Launch Services is a major step towards creating a more cost effective, private sector focused business capable of providing niche contract launch services to spaceports worldwide.  As the emerging small launch vehicle market grows, Aurora Launch Services will be a major part of Alaska Aerospace’s efforts at creating an Alaska based sustainable aerospace

10 / 23 / 17
The Israel Missile Defense Organization conducts a test of the Arrow-3 interceptor in 2015 at an Israeli testing range. Another test launch of the Arrow-3 could occur from Kodiak.


The state-owned aerospace company that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape has secured its first commercial contracts to launch from Kodiak Island, with a launch expected to occur early next year.

10 / 20 / 17

KODIAK, AK:  Continuing outreach efforts to keep the local community informed on activities at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), Alaska Aerospace gave an update of 2017 accomplishments, along with information on Alaska Aerospace’s future business development efforts to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at their Thursday, October 19, 2017 regular meeting. 

10 / 16 / 17

JUNEAU, AK:  Alaska Aerospace provided the luncheon presentation at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce weekly meeting on October 12, 2017.  Attended by approximately 40 business leaders from the community, Craig Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO, presented a general overview of the company and offered his perspective on the changing launch vehicle market and demands for small and ultra-small launch vehicle capability, which can be met from Alaska, to meet the emerging small commercial satellite market.

10 / 09 / 17

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is under a multi-year, multi-launch contract with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to conduct launches from the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA).  In order to provide the public with the most accurate information, residents and media representatives are advised to contact the MDA Public Affairs Office in Huntsville, Alabama at (256) 450-4701 with any questions relating to MDA operations at PSCA.

08 / 01 / 17
LEAH GARTON/Missile Defense Agency

Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:54 pm
KDM staff

A test interceptor missile launched early Sunday morning from Kodiak successfully destroyed its target, according to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.

U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, launched the missile here in Kodiak using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system.

08 / 01 / 17

MDA NEWS Release - July 30, 2017
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test today using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was air-launched by a U.S. Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean. The THAAD weapon system located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target.

07 / 12 / 17
Leah Garton/Missile Defense Agency


An anti-ballistic missile intercept test from Kodiak Island was successfully completed early Tuesday morning. It was the first launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska since the August 2014 failure of a U.S. Army hypersonic weapon test that destroyed several buildings at the facility.

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army tested the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense component of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. THAAD uses a direct hit to intercept a target in its final phase of flight.

07 / 11 / 17

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today commended the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense Operational Test Agency, and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss on the successful test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island.

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