Anchorage, Alaska – The Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) will receive half of the $6 million in the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Omnibus Bill (HR83) for state owned spaceports. AAC has been working with the Alaska congressional delegation for the past two years to establish a program to support non-Federal spaceports that provide launch services in support of the national security space program, similar to the funding program used to support launches from Federal launch complexes.
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) President and CEO Craig Campbell announced the winner of the request for proposals to provide medium lift launch capability at the Kodiak Launch Complex. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services submitted the winning bid and has been given an “Intent to Award” letter from AAC.
Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) has signed a five-year distribution agreement with BlackBridge for its RapidEye multispectral imagery. Imagery sales will be primarily focused on the state of Alaska. Craig Campbell, president and CEO of AAC, had this to say about the agreement, “I could not be more pleased to announce our partnership in supplying RapidEye imagery of Alaska to customers. As a new business venture for AAC, this diversifies our portfolio and provides new opportunities to provide jobs for Alaskans.
During preparation and planning for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) mission, an Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared as required under the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA and the Finding of No Significant Impact were provided to the public for review and comment prior to the mission (public was notified via announcement in the Kodiak and Anchorage newspapers and printed copies made available in the Kodiak and Anchorage libraries in April 2014).
A test failure occurred at AAC's Kodiak Launch Complex. No one was injured. The Narrow Cape Area will be closed beyond KLC until further notice.
The U.S. Army has scheduled a flight test of hypersonic technology from the Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska to the Reagan Test Site, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon Flight Test- 2 Hypersonic Technology Test is scheduled in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. Support areas associated with this test include Sand Point, Alaska.
In anticipation of a late summer launch from its Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC), the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) will deploy a rocket launch tracking system in Sand Point, AK to monitor the rocket for flight safety during launch.
AAC hosted a public meeting at the Sand Point School yesterday to discuss local impact of the Range Safety and Telemetry System (RSTS), to be stationed on the East side of the school from May through September.
Alaska Aerospace Corporation is supporting a customer whom has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA). This EA will be available to the public in the near future. Notice of the availability of the EA will be printed in the Kodiak and Anchorage newspapers and you can also check the AAC web site for updates. The link for the Environmental Assessment will be posted on the AAC web site when it is available for public review.
Jeff Roberts, aerospace engineer for the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, was named to the Alaska Journal of Commerce Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 class of 2014, honored today during a luncheon at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage.
Roberts, 36, joined the corporation in 2008. He is responsible for launch operations and business development, including the diversification of the corporation’s aerospace services. During his oversight, the corporation has executed four successful launches, for a 16-0 mission performance record.
Craig Campbell, Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) President and CEO, and Jim Crisafulli, Hawai’i Office of Aerospace Development (OAD), jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2013 Hawai’i Aerospace Summit confirming their intention to establish a formal working relationship in state aerospace activities to serve the Pacific Region.