04 / 05 / 18

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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.


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.

11 / 28 / 17


The Alaska Aerospace Corporation, a state-owned company, announced early this month its intent to launch a subsidiary called Aurora Launch Services to operate in the private sector.

Alaska Aerospace has been pursuing options for a public-private partnership since state funding to the corporation ceased at the close of 2014.

“The infrastructure at Kodiak is clearly public infrastructure, but the operating side could be done more … cost-effectively from the private sector side,” said Alaska Aerospace CEO Craig Campbell.

11 / 02 / 17

ANCHORAGE, AK: The Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors has approved a resolution adopting Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement establishing Aurora Launch Services, LLC.   As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, Aurora Launch Services is a major step towards creating a more cost effective, private sector focused business capable of providing niche contract launch services to spaceports worldwide.  As the emerging small launch vehicle market grows, Aurora Launch Services will be a major part of Alaska Aerospace’s efforts at creating an Alaska based sustainable aerospace

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.

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 | 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

06 / 01 / 17
In this May 1, 2017 photo Craig Campbell, the chief executive officer of Alaska Aerospace Corporation, poses for a photo at his office in Anchorage, Alaska. Once close to death, Campbell says the state-owned agency has rebounded after a rocket exploded after a launch in 2014, leaving the launch site on Kodiak Island, in Alaska, with damaged facilities and no customers. (Mark Thiessen/Associated Press)

By Becky Bohrer | AP 

JUNEAU, Alaska — When most people think of Alaska, they picture its thick forests, hulking grizzly bears and soaring, snow-covered peaks.

What they might not imagine is rockets whisking defense and other payloads into space. But America’s northernmost state has that too, entering the high-tech aerospace business more than 25 years ago as it looked to diversify its oil-reliant economy.

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