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 Releases 2018 Annual Report

February 22, 2019

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 Launch Private Company

By JOANN SNODERLY – joann@kodiakdailymirror.com 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 …

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Alaska Aerospace Launches Aurora Launch Services Company

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 …

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AK Aero Presentation Kodiak Island Borough Assembly Affirms Continued Public Access

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.  “Alaska Aerospace strives to be a good neighbor and …

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Juneau Chamber Commerce Features Alaska Aerospace Weekly Luncheon

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, …

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Rocket Complex Thinks Small Markets Change

By JOANN SNODERLY joann@kodiakdailymirror.com | 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 …

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Alaska Aerospace Congratulates Robb Kulin Nasa Class 2017 Astronaut Candidate

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 …

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After Setbacks Alaska Space Business Again Has High Hopes

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 …

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Alaska Aerospace Corporation Congratulates Rocket Lab Successful Launch New Electron Rocket

ANCHORAGE, AK:  The team at Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) congratulates Rocket Lab on their successful launch of the new Electron rocket from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex One on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand.  “This successful Electron launch is a game-changer for the commercial small satellite industry,” said Craig Campbell, AAC President and Chief Executive Officer.  “There is tremendous demand for a …

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