ALASKA AEROSPACE CLARIFIES COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE PLANS FOR KODIAK

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 13:30

ANCHORAGE, AK: Alaska Aerospace today 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.”

For additional information on any infrastructure development, including impacts to public land, at or near PSCA, Alaska Aerospace encourages the community to contact info@akaerospace.com or call (907) 561-3338.

ABOUT ALASKA AEROSPACE

Alaska Aerospace Corporation is a state-owned corporation established to develop a high-technology aerospace industry in Alaska.  Alaska Aerospace operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) located on Kodiak Island offering all indoor, all weather, processing and providing optimal support for both orbital and sub-orbital space launches. Its corporate headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska with a regional office in Huntsville, Alabama.