It appears that the Pacific Spaceport Complex may have conducted a launch.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency has partnered with Alaska Aerospace Corporation on a couple of launches scheduled for this summer at AAC’s launch facility in Pasagshak.
While the Missile Defense Agency and AAC declined to comment on the launch date or time due to a policy, the Federal Aviation Administration has established an alert to pilots to avoid the area.
An FAA employee confirmed today that the airspace near Narrow Cape is restricted. The FAA website gives the reason as “rocket launch activity,” and the window of time is listed as 0400 UTC to 0800 UTC July 10, or 8 p.m. to midnight Alaska time July 9.
That alert had been issued Friday, according to the website. Again, the Missile Defense Agency and Alaska Aerospace Corporation declined to confirm the launch date or time when KMXT Public Radio spoke with representatives.
Edit 7/11: A former version of this article reported that 0400 UTC to 0800 UTC was 8 p.m. to midnight on July 10.