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09 / 05 / 18

Kodiak, AK:  Alaska Aerospace is hosting an Open House at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to celebrate twenty years of launch activities.  The public is invited to visit the site, where Alaska Aerospace staff will be providing tours of the spaceport facilities.

08 / 21 / 18

Anchorage, AK:  Alaska Aerospace announces the hiring of Mark D. Lester to serve as the Company’s new President.  Mark will report directly to Craig Campbell whom continues as Alaska Aerospace’s Chief Executive Officer.   

07 / 13 / 18

GABE STUTMAN gabe@kodiakdailymirror.com

KODIAK — A spaceflight startup rehearsed its launch procedures this week at the Kodiak spaceport.

Arizona-based Vector Launch, Inc. conducted a telemetry test on Tuesday, to check communications between the rocket and the spaceport command center. On Wednesday, it performed a fueling test.

During both, employees raised a 43-foot replica of the “Vector-R” rocket to a vertical position on launch pad C, where the company hopes to launch later this year.

07 / 06 / 18

Anchorage, AK:  Alaska Aerospace today launched Aurora Launch Services as a wholly-owned subsidiary to offer low cost launch services to both commercial and government customers worldwide.  Based in Anchorage, Alaska, Aurora Launch Services will be the exclusive provider for launch services at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska, located in Kodiak. 

05 / 04 / 18
ORG XMIT: THM03 epa02408551 A photograph made available 23 October 2010 shows Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo with SpaceShipTwo attached flying overhead during the dedication of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Spaceport America 10,000 ft. (3.048 Km) long runway at Upham, New Mexico, USA 22 October 2010. The runway was officially named the Governor Bill Richardson Spaceway at the event. Virgin Galactic and other leading aerospace firms are working to develop commercial space flight at the facility which

Small rockets, big dreams: More spaceports taking root - Author: Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY - Published: 8:45 PM EDT May 2, 2018 - Updated: 2:26 PM EDT May 3, 2018

WATKINS, Colo. —  A ribbon of concrete runway on Colorado’s eastern plains is poised to become the cutting edge of civilian spaceflight if local boosters realize their long-held dreams to travel anywhere in the world in just minutes.

04 / 13 / 18

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. 

04 / 13 / 18

Greetings from your neighbors at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. On April 4, the Kodiak Daily Mirror printed an article titled “Kodiak Could See 24 Rocket Launches Each Year.” I want to thank the reporter and staff at the Kodiak Daily Mirror for keeping the community informed on the future plans for America’s premier commercial spaceport. The article was well-written and opened the public discussion on what our spaceport should be in the future.

04 / 05 / 18

By GABE STUTMAN gabe@kodiakdailymirror.com | 0 comments

The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is undertaking a new environmental impact study in order to increase launch capacity at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, according to CEO Craig Campbell.

Under the current Launch Site Operator License with the Federal Aviation Administration, the spaceport can accommodate up to nine rockets over a twelve month period. Campbell said he’d like to see the number increased to 24, which would include government-affiliated launches as well as commercial launches with smaller payloads.

02 / 22 / 18
 A smaller rocket from launch company Vector blasts off. The company will continue testing its rockets in Kodiak later this year.

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:00 am | Updated: 9:04 am, Thu Feb 22, 2018.

By ALISTAIR GARDINER al@kodiakdailymirror.com

Arizona-based small-satellite launch company Vector is planning to carry out its first orbital launches this summer at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska on Kodiak Island.

01 / 25 / 18

ANCHORAGE, AK: Alaska Aerospace presented the annual state corporation overview to members of the Alaska State Legislature, House of Representatives, Finance Budget Subcommittee for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs today.  Highlighting very positive accomplishments from 2017, Alaska Aerospace President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig E. Campbell, provided the subcommittee with a very optimistic prospect for the coming year.  Below is Mr. Campbell’s presentation.