Alaska Aerospace Clarifies Development Plans for Kodiak Facility

ANCHORAGE, AK (Alaska Aerospace Corporation PR) — Alaska Aerospace today clarified details pertaining to commercial launch activities and development plans at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), located on Kodiak Island, following misinformation across social media channels.

Alaska Aerospace is responsible for any and all infrastructure development at PSCA, limiting air travel near PSCA, impact to public lands near PSCA and notifying the community of these plans. While Vector Launch Inc. will be conducting an orbital launch at PSCA later this year, Alaska Aerospace does not currently have a contract with Vector or any other commercial launch vendor for construction of a new launch pad at PSCA. Over the last two years, Alaska Aerospace has worked with Vector to explore the establishment of commercial launch operations at existing launch pads at PSCA.

“Alaska Aerospace’s goal is to maximize use of its existing launch pads before building additional pads,” stated Craig E. Campbell, Alaska Aerospace President and CEO. “We recognize and understand the concerns of the community in mitigating environmental impact with expanding commercial operations at PSCA. Alaska Aerospace embraces public input and we will continue to strive to reduce impacts to the public and the environment and maximize access to public lands, including beaches, contingent with the safe operations of the launch site.”

For additional information on any infrastructure development, including impacts to public land, at or near PSCA, Alaska Aerospace encourages the community to contact or call (907) 561-3338.

About Alaska Aerospace

Alaska Aerospace Corporation is a state-owned corporation established to develop a high-technology aerospace industry in Alaska. Alaska Aerospace operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) located on Kodiak Island offering all indoor, all weather, processing and providing optimal support for both orbital and sub-orbital space launches. Its corporate headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska with a regional office in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Ignacio Rockwill

    Kind of an odd statement. Does anybody know exactly which “misinformation across social media channels” prompted this release?

  • Cantrell tweeted pic of him viewing the site of Vector’s ” new Kodiak launch pad.” Kodiak’s been an albatross and folks don’t want more “test” launches like the “two-stage” amateur rocket Vector launched in Camden County carrying a “payload” to 5,000 feet. Everything’s a grain of truth stretched into a beach with them.

  • Ignacio Rockwill

    Gotcha. Jim Cantrell seems to be a bit of character. I think it was after their Camden “flight” that Cantrell tweeted their first orbital test flight would be mid 2018 (we’re now 4.5 months into 2018). Cantrell’s response to skeptics was to block them on Twitter.