Alaska Aerospace seeks new CEO

June 17, 2021

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is seeking an energetic and hands-on Aerospace professional to serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the Corporation in expanding the aerospace industry, creating a competitive environment for aerospace related industries to operate in Alaska and to provide general oversight of AAC operations while ensuring quality launch services from the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA). AAC …

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ALASKA AEROSPACE CONGRATULATES SPACE PERSPECTIVE

June 18, 2020

Alaska Aerospace Corporation congratulates Space Perspective on its announcement today of developing human spaceflight operations. We are proud that the company plans to conduct human spaceflights from Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska on Kodiak Island. Space Perspective’s flights will take up to eight passengers and crew in a comfortable capsule under a large space balloon. The vehicle, called Neptune Spaceship, is the …

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Alaska Aerospace Corporation and Camden County Sign MOU

June 15, 2020

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC), owner and operator of FAA-licensed commercial spaceport, Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA), and Camden County, Georgia have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work cooperatively on establishing common operating environments for launch operators who wish to reach both polar and equatorial orbits. By working together, AAC and Camden County can better support launch vehicle operator needs and …

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Kodiak Local Takes Reigns of Space Launch Services Company

June 1, 2020

KODIAK, AK June 1, 2020:  Alaska Aerospace Corporation is proud to announce the promotion of Robert Greene to President of Aurora Launch Services effective immediately.  Rob will be responsible for leading all aspects of Alaska Aerospace’s subsidiary, including managing launch services to the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island as well as other spaceports.  This move follows the planned …

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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 …

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Vector Runs Rocket Tests Kodiak

GABE STUTMAN gabe@kodiakdailymirror.com 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 …

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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 …

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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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Letter Editor Public Input Will Be Included Spaceport’s Assessment

Greetings from your neighbors at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. On April 4, the Kodiak Daily Mirror printed an article titled “Kodiak Could See 24 Rocket Launches Each Year.” I want to thank the reporter and staff at the Kodiak Daily Mirror for keeping the community informed on the future plans for America’s premier commercial spaceport. The article was well-written and opened the public …

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Alaska Aerospace Clarifies Commercial Aerospace Plans Kodiak

ANCHORAGE, AK: Alaska Aerospace today clarified details pertaining to commercial launch activities and development plans at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), located on Kodiak Island, following misinformation across social media channels.  Alaska Aerospace is responsible for any and all infrastructure development at PSCA, limiting air travel near PSCA, impact to public lands near PSCA and notifying the community of these …

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Kodiak Could See 24 Rocket Launches Each Year

By GABE STUTMAN gabe@kodiakdailymirror.com | 0 comments 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 …

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Company Test Satellite Launches Kodiak

By ALISTAIR GARDINER al@kodiakdailymirror.com 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. A Feb. 14 press release stated that the firm’s first orbital launch is planned for July but did not disclose any further details. On Feb. 15, Jim Cantrell, co-founder and CEO of Vector, announced …

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