08 / 15 / 16

Kodiak Daily Mirror - JoAnn Snoderly

A Saturday ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the near-completion of the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska following a rocket explosion at the Narrow Cape facility two years ago.

In August 2014, a test launch of a hypersonic weapon was terminated by a self-destruct mechanism after a faulty thermal cover interfered with the vehicle’s steering assembly. The explosion that resulted caused extensive damage to the launch facilities, and rebuilding is just now nearing completion.

08 / 15 / 16


On Saturday, August 13th, Alaska Aerospace Corporation and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska (PSCA) commemorating completion of the rebuilding of damaged facilities caused by the launch failure in August 2014.

07 / 28 / 16

Kodiak Daily Mirror - JoAnn Snoderly

Visitors to Narrow Cape are sure to notice changes at Kodiak’s rocket launch facility as it prepares for an upcoming Missile Defense Agency launches, but there may be launch activity prior to the military’s use of the facility.

According to Alaska Aerospace Corporation CEO Craig Campbell, the company is in talks with an unnamed client who could produce a rocket launch at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska as soon as this year.

AAC is a state-owned corporation that operates the launch facility at Narrow Cape south of Kodiak city.

07 / 06 / 16

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA:  The Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) recently hosted a delegation from Japan to view the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA).  Led by the Honorable Hiroshi Imazu, member of the Japan Diet, House of Representatives and Chairman of the Space Policy Research Council (LDP), the delegation included representatives from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), National Space Policy Secretariat, Ministry of Defense, and a private sector aerospace company.  

04 / 23 / 16

(SitNews) Washington, D.C. - Alaska's Congressional Delegation welcomed the announcement yesterday by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) that it is examining the Pacific Spaceport Complex (PSCA) in Kodiak as a potential site for missile defense flight testing for regional missile defense systems, such as the Theatre High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system.

04 / 22 / 16

WASHINGTON -- The Missile Defense Agency announced Friday it plans to award a contract to an Alaska company to test the nation’s missile defense system housed in Kodiak. 

On Friday the federal government released a notice that it intends to award a contract to the Alaska Aerospace Corp. -- and is not considering other bids -- to manage new testing of parts of the nation’s ballistic missile defense systems.

04 / 21 / 16

Kodiak Daily Mirror - Joanne Snoderly

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Final Environmental Assessment has cleared the way for a new medium-lift launch pad at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, but the future of the project remains uncertain after state funding was placed on hold in late 2014.

The final EA comes after two draft assessments – one released in September 2014 and another released in December 2015. The final version includes responses to public comments on earlier drafts.

04 / 21 / 16
Craig E Campbell, AAC President and Chief Executive Officer, accepts the Space Foundation Corporate Member Recognition Award at the 32nd Space Symposium, Alaska Aerospace Corporation Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Greby, discussing the benefits of operating from the Pacific Spaceport Complex - Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) completed a highly successful exhibition at the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.  The Space Symposium, sponsored by the Space Foundation, has become the nation’s premier space forum for the international commercial aerospace industry and government agencies.

04 / 19 / 16