Spaceport Colorado Prepares to Submit Application to FAA

Front_Range_AirportWATKINS, Colo. (Spaceport Colorado PR) — Adams County, Front Range Airport–Spaceport Colorado, is in the final stages of the Spaceport License submission process. The Spaceport Colorado team is completing its final review of the License Application and Environmental Assessment documents and expects to submit both final documents to the FAA Office of Commercial Space (AST) later this month.

Spaceport Colorado is also working closely with the local and regional offices of the FAA Air Traffic Control Organization to establish an effective Letter of Agreement (LOA) for spacecraft horizontal launch operations at the Spaceport. This process has been challenging due to the proximity of Denver International Airport but the team also expects to have the draft LOA approved by ATC and ready for submission to AST later this month.

Submission this month will mean that Spaceport Colorado could receive its license and be open for business as early as the second quarter of 2016. Spaceport Colorado will provide access to space for the hundreds of aerospace and commercial space companies and research institutions that call Colorado’s Front Range home.