Kodiak Spaceport

Alaska Aerospace could get a new CEO soon

Alaska Aerospace has gone without permanent leadership for most of the past year but could announce a new chief executive officer soon.  Alaska Aerospace runs the Pacific Spaceport Complex at the end of Kodiak’s road system. (Brian Venua/KMXT) Alaska Senate President Gary Stevens is a non-voting member of the state-owned company’s board. He couldn’t give a name but said they’ve …

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Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex hosts tours for first time since pandemic

The Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex on Narrow Cape held an open house on Aug. 14. Tours included showing the public Alaska Aerospace’s laboratories and launch sites. A recent criticism of the company has been transparency. This was the first tour day at the the company’s campus since the pandemic. John Cramer, Alaska Aerospace’s interim CEO and president, said it’s just …

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Astra successfully tests Rocket 3.0 at Pacific Spaceport Complex

Astra Aerospace successfully launched an experimental rocket Friday evening from Kodiak Island’s Pacific Spaceport Complex. The 40-foot rocket lifted off shortly after 9 p.m. shooting more than 300 miles upward into the night sky. The launch’s mission was to test the deployment of a dummy payload. It was a critically important milestone for Astra, a company that hinges their business …

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Astra cancels rocket launch on Thursday evening

Astra Aerospace aborted a test of another rocket from Kodiak’s Narrow Cape Thursday evening. It was the Alameda, California-based company’s first attempt since its August 28 rocket launch failed early in the flight. The launch window opened at 8 p.m. with launch expected within a few hours. Two hours of delays ended in a cancellation of the launch at approximately …

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Astra successfully launches rocket

Photo of Earth taken by Astra’s Rocket 3.2 Astra, a California-based aerospace company, successfully launched their Rocket 3.2 into orbit from the Pacific Spaceport Complex near Pasagshak Tuesday afternoon. According to Astra Head of Communications Alexis Georgeson, their goal was not primarily to reach orbit. But the rocket’s successful launch may indicate that the changes made from the failed launches …

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Newscast–Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Terry Haines presents the Midday Report featuring: More Covid-19 cases reported for the Kodiak Island Borough. Rocket company, Astra, has announced a new launch window. Companies that would like to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are being asked to participate in a call for nominations. More on the governor’s eight health orders issued yesterday. All that and more …

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