On October 20, 2009, Alaska Senate Bill 125, sponsored by Senator Joe Paskvan and signed by the Governor into law, changed the corporation’s name to that of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation to recognize the corporation’s growth and successful operation. There are no changes to ownership or corporate governance.
Fairbanks, AK—Alaska Aerospace Corporation would like to Congratulate Matthew Van Atta, an Alaska Aerospace Corporation Scholarship Recipient who graduated in May 2009 from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with Honors as a Mechanical Engineering.
Juneau, AK—The Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation contributed about $28.7 million to the state last year, according to an independent organization that calculated the corporation’s economic impact.
The corporation maintains and operates the Kodiak Launch Complex, which is designed to augment the nation’s ability to place satellites into orbit and support missile defense testing. So it is not surprising that the corporation’s greatest economic impact is on the Kodiak Island Borough.
KODIAK, AK—Plans to expand the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) by adding an additional launch pad and rocket motor storage facility will augment the nation’s ability to place satellites into orbit quickly, while at the same time generating hundreds of jobs and pumping millions of dollars into Alaskan communities.
Anchorage, AK—Local contractor, Brechan Enterprises Inc., has just been awarded a $3.5 million contract by Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation. This contract is Phase 1 of the Rocket Motor Storage Facility (RMSF) construction and includes all excavation, backfill and grading of the access road from Pasagshak Road to the RMSF area. The work also includes installation of the water utilities, power, communication lines and fencing. Construction of Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2009.
Juneau, AK—Governor Sarah Palin has appointed Dr. David (Dave) Weldon, Jr., former United States Representative from Florida’s 15th District, to the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation Board of Directors. The eleven-member board is charged with developing aerospace-related economic and technical opportunities in the state of Alaska.
The board works with private corporations, government agencies, and universities to: