Alaska Aerospace has clarified details of commercial launch activities and development plans at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska (PSCA), located on Kodiak Island, following misinformation through social media.
Alaska Aerospace is responsible for all infrastructure development at PSCA, limiting air transportation near the PSCA, impacting public lands near the PSCA and notifying the community of these plans.
While Vector Launch Inc. will perform an orbital launch at the PSCA later this year, Alaska Aerospace will not have a contract with Vector or any other commercial launch provider for the construction of a new launch platform at PSCA.
Over the past two years, Alaska Aerospace has worked with Vector to explore the establishment of commercial launch operations on existing PSCA launch platforms.
"The goal of Alaska Aerospace is to maximize the use of its existing launch platforms before building additional pads," said Craig E. Campbell, president and CEO of Laska Aerospace.
"We recognize and understand the community's concerns in mitigating environmental impact with the expansion of commercial operations at PSCA, Alaska Aerospace adopts input from the public and will continue to strive to reduce impacts to the public and the environment and maximize access to public lands, including beaches, based on the safe operations of the launch site. "
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