Front Range Airport Near to Submitting Spaceport Application

Front_Range_AirportKUNC Radio reports that Front Range Airport near Denver is close to completing a spaceport application for review by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport already has a potential space tenant.

One of those businesses is Switzerland based S3, who last year signed a memorandum of understanding to house its North American headquarters in Adams County.

S3 is developing a flight system similar to Virgin Galactic, but instead of offering space tourism, [Airport Manager Dave] Ruppel said the company will focus on satellites.

“When you look at aerospace and commercial space development, Colorado is already a leader,” Ruppel said, citing broad support for the project from the likes of the Governor to area businesses.

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