Tag Archives: MDA

Test Missile Launches From Kodiak

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017 (EDT). Leah Garton / Missile Defense Agency Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Alaska Aerospace Corporation just completed its second missile test of the summer as part of its partnership with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. ... 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 »

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 »

Launch Possible This Week at Rocket Launch Facility

Kayla Desroches/KMXT 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 ... Read More »

Alaska Aerospace Corporation in Negotiations to Support Israel Missile Defense Organization

Mobile operations center in New Zealand. Photo courtesy of AAC Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kodiak Island’s rocket launch facility has been busy since its ribbon cutting last August. The re-opening came two years after a launch failure damaged buildings on the complex. Alaska Aerospace Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Campbell describes how, since then, AAC has signed on with both ... Read More »

Missile Agency Seeks Comments on Environmental Impacts

Kodiak residents could see military missiles launch from Narrow Cape at an unprecedented rate, starting as early as late summer, according to an article published Wednesday (Jan. 25) in the trade publication “Inside Defense.” Kodiak Island has not seen a missile launch attempt since an Army rocket exploded on liftoff in 2014. On January 13 the Missile Defense Agency published ... Read More »

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