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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

By JOANN SNODERLY joann@kodiakdailymirror.com

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.

07 / 11 / 17

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted an intercept test today of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

06 / 16 / 17
Alaska Aerospace Corp. director of administration and facilities John Cramer, left, and director of range operations Barry King speak on Wednesday at a town hall meeting on upcoming launches from the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska.

By JOANN SNODERLY joann@kodiakdailymirror.com | Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 9:00 am

Representatives of Alaska Aerospace Corporation on Wednesday said they hope to increase launch frequency from Kodiak Island to at least three to four launches per year at a town hall meeting in Kodiak.

Increasing launch frequency from Kodiak will require attracting commercial customers, said Barry King, Alaska Aerospace director of range operations. Alaska Aerospace operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska located at Narrow Cape on Kodiak Island.

06 / 08 / 17

ANCHORAGE, AK:  Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) wishes to congratulate Robb Kulin in his selection by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as one of twelve astronaut candidates in the Class of 2017.  Robb hails from Anchorage, where he graduated from Robert Service High School.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver; completed a Master’s degree in Materials Science; and earned a Doctorate in Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.  He has worked for SpaceX, a private commercial space company that design

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