Tag Archives: Alaska Aerospace Corporation

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Foresees Growing Commercial Market

Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. (Photo courtesy of AAC) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Alaska Aerospace Corporation is seeing continued success in the commercial market. That’s according to CEO and President Craig Campbell, who will present to the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Thursday. AAC has entered into a few different commercial contracts alongside a multi-year, multi-million ... Read More »

Kodiak Local Reappointed to Alaska Aerospace Corporation Board

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Governor Bill Walker announced 42 appointments to Boards and Commissions last week. One of the reappointments is Kodiak’s Thomas Walters to the Aerospace Corporation Board of Directors. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation runs a launch facility in Pasagshak and contracts with both private companies and government entities. It’s participated in missile defense tests with the U.S. Department of Defense’s ... Read More »

Missile Launch Scheduled For This Weekend

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Pilots and mariners have received alerts to watch out for a missile launch at the Narrow Cape launch facility this weekend. A Coast Guard legal notice to mariners warns vessels to steer clear of the waters around the area between 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The notice also lists two alternative nights for this ... Read More »

Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex Participates in Missile Defense Test

Screen cap of THAAD operations on Kodiak. Video by Video by Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility was one of the players in a missile defense test this week. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation is in a multi-year agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency for a maximum of $80.4 million, ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation to Hold Town Hall

Alaska Aerospace Corporation launch facility in Narrow Cape. Photo courtesy of AAC Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation will hold a meeting tonight to go over its operations, including its involvement in the Missile Defense Agency’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program, or THAAD program. President and CEO Craig Campbell says they’ll be launching two THAAD-related missiles in July. Those ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation Launches Into New Period on Island

Craig Campbell speaks to public at rededication event. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak’s rocket launch facility has entered a new period on the island and will soon be active again. This comes about two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex, and Alaska Aerospace Corporation representatives say insurance is covering the funds needed for repairs.  Saturday, AAC ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Gets MDA Funding for Interceptor Tests from Kodiak

How the THAAD Missile system works. Lockheed Martin Staff Report The Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska will soon be testing interceptor missiles for the United States military in Pasagshak. The Missile Defense Agency announced Thursday that it is awarding a contract potentially worth $80-million to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation to test missile interceptors. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD missile, ... Read More »

FAA Says No Further Environmental Study Needed for Launch Site Expansion

Jay Barrett/KMXT FAA KLC FONSI There will be no need for a more in-depth investigation into the environmental effects of building a third, larger launch pad at Narrow Cape in Pasagshak. That, according to an announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration, made Tuesday morning. The FAA issued a Final Environmental Assessment for Launch Pad 3 after determining that it “will ... Read More »

Nash Takes Space Job in Virginia

The Associated Press The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has named a new executive director. The authority’s board of directors announced Wednesday that it has selected Dale Nash, currently the CEO of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. He begins his new position July 31. He will replace Dr. Billie Reed, who has served as executive director since the authority was established ... Read More »

Search On for New Top Rocketeer

Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska Aerospace Corporation could soon have a new CEO – or start searching for one. Dale Nash, who has been CEO for four and a half years, is moving on to be the executive director at the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, starting July 31st. He’s been with Alaska Aerospace since 2007. Nash was not available for comment ... Read More »

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