The Alaska Aerospace Corporation has scheduled a launch for next month at its Kodiak facility.
President and CEO Craig Campbell says a commercial company will conduct the launch sometime between July 14 and 20.
He says the site will be closed for certain hours during those days.
“The intention is that the rocket will launch in the first day, but if the weather’s bad, if there’s an equipment issue, it protects the next few days so that they can continue to launch the rocket within the specified window.”
Campbell says there were a couple of previous launch attempts that were not completed, and he isn’t able to share anything more about the operation due to a nondisclosure agreement.
He says AAC, which has a contract with the Missile Defense Agency, is trying to build the number of commercial companies it contracts with.