California Space Center Advances, Secures SpaceX and OSC as Tenants


Two aerospace companies have reserved space at the Mission Support Center of the California Space Center (CSC). The CSC will be built on a 71-acre site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County. The companies – SpaceX and Orbital Sciences — have requested a total of more than 25,000 square feet for offices and a command and control center. The first phase of the Mission Support Center will include about 100,000 square feet of Class-A office space a mile from the front gate of VAFB on Highway 1.

Proposals for the first phase of the California Space Center are due on November 12. More than 20 companies have formally expressed an interest in participating in that phase, which will focus upon site preparation and the installation of utilities. Oral interviews are scheduled for November 22 and 23. Contract award is expected the week of December 13.

For additional information regarding CSC leasing opportunities, please contact Dianna Minor at 805-349-2633, ext. 110.

In other CSA news:

California Space Authority Executive Director, The Honorable Andrea Seastrand will be the guest speaker at the November 19, 2010 Aerospace & Defense Forum November meeting in Los Angeles. Ms. Seastrand will discuss the latest economic impact of California Space Enterprise, conducted by A.T. Kearney for the California Space Authority and the status and plans for CSA’s major project, the California Space Center. RSVP is required to or 818-505-9915. Click here for additional information.

A California Space Authority (CSA) Annual Membership Reception and Dinner Meeting will be held at The Proud Bird Restaurant in Los Angeles on December 2. Join your CSA Board of Directors and fellow CSA members for a night of networking and dinner. RSVP Required by Monday, November 22. This is a Members Only event. For information on becoming a member and to register for the meeting, please contact Elizabeth Burkhead at 805-349-2633 or