Alaska Aerospace Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

February 27, 2024

Today, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced the selection of Colonel John Oberst, United States Air Force (Ret) as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board unanimously selected Colonel Oberst after an exhaustive nationwide search. Colonel Oberst is a long time Alaskan resident, with a broad background in the military and space industry, who brings a wealth of […]

Alaska Aerospace releases 2023 Annual Report

January 19, 2024

Alaska Aerospace has released its 2023 Annual Report.  The report highlights the numerous accomplishments of the state-owned corporation and provides the audited financial results for the state fiscal year 2023. “The team has successfully navigated the complexities of the aerospace sector, fostered innovation, and leveraged the collective expertise of our very committed and dedicated and diverse team of individuals, working together as […]

Space Symposium 2022

April 7, 2022

Thank you 37th Space Symposium! Last day to stop by our booth. #1176

Alaska Aerospace Releases 2021 Annual Report

February 17, 2022

ANCHORAGE, AK:  Alaska Aerospace has released their 2021 Annual Report.  The report highlights the numerous accomplishments of the state-owned corporation and provides the audited financial results for the state fiscal year 2021. “Despite the continuing challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska Aerospace’s agility to adjust to everchanging conditions resulted in solid business performance,” stated Robert McCoy, Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors […]


Alaska Aerospace Releases 2018 Annual Report

Alaska Aerospace released the 2018 Annual Report, titled “Rockets and Roll’n,” commemorating twenty years of space launch from the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) at Narrow Cape, Kodiak.  From the first launch in 1998, Alaska Aerospace has completed nineteen government operations, but in in 2018 the first two launches of small commercial launch vehicles were conducted at PSCA.  “This marked a […]
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Alaska Aerospace Conducts First Spaceport Master Plan Advisory Group Meeting Kodiak

KODIAK, AK – January 31, 2019:  The first meeting of the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) Spaceport Master Plan Advisory Group was held Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019 at the Best Western Harbor Room to discuss the PSCA master planning process initiated by the Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors.  This meeting was the first of five planned for the Advisory Group […]
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Alaska Aerospace Announces Chief Executive Officer Retirement

Anchorage, AK:  Dr. Robert McCoy, Alaska Aerospace Board of Directors Chair, announces the board has accepted the retirement request of the Corporations Chief Executive Officer, Craig E. Campbell, effective May 31, 2019.  “Craig was instrumental in leading the transformation of Alaska Aerospace during some extremely tumultuous times,” stated Dr. McCoy.  “Under his strong leadership, we rebuilt facilities, secured a multi-year, multi-launch contract […]
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Alaska Aerospace Host Open House and Town Hall Meeting Kodiak

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. “In commemoration of twenty years of launch […]
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Alaska Aerospace Hires New President

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.    Mark brings a wealth of aerospace experience to Alaska Aerospace.  Prior to joining Alaska Aerospace, Mark was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pantigo Lester LLC in Colorado […]

Vector Runs Rocket Tests Kodiak

GABE STUTMAN 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 […]

Aurora Launch Services To Provide Affordable Responsive Commercial Launch

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.  “This is an exciting time for Alaska Aerospace as we expand […]

Small Rockets Big Dreams More Spaceports Are Taking Root Across Us

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 […]



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