Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska

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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Test related to hypersonic weapons program conducted at Kodiak Pacific Spaceport Complex

A military test related to the development of hypersonic weapons failed Thursday at the Kodiak Spaceport Complex, according to the Department of Defense. It is unclear if the failure caused any damage to the launch complex. Alaska Aerospace, the operator of the launch complex did not respond to a request for comment.  A Kodiak Island resident posted a video purportedly …

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Astra announces December rocket launch window

Astra, the California-based rocket launch company, and the Alaska Aerospace Corporation have announced the launch window for their next rocket launch attempt. From December 7 to 18, Astra will launch their Rocket 3.2, a rocket similar to the one that successfully launched but soon crashed at the Pacific Spaceport Launch Complex near Pasagshak in September. The new Rocket 3.3 will …

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Kodiak Pacific Spaceport: Negotiations for longer launch windows underway

The Alaska Aerospace Corporation says the windows for last week’s attempted rocket launches at the Kodiak Pacific Spaceport were too narrow. Astra, a California-based company, tried to send its 3.1 Rocket into space on four different days, each within a two-hour window. The president of Alaska Aerospace, Mark Lester, says it’s not unusual to have launches called-off during the testing …

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Newscast–Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Candidates in state primary elections had a forum last night Sport fishing for sockeye salmon in Saltery reopened yesterday New launch window announced for Astra’s Rocket 3.1 Ravn Airlines is seeking to pay a quarter of million dollars in bonuses to executives and …

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Newscast–Monday, August 10, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Kodiak’s COVID-19 count added one more case on Monday, a nonresident traveler Astra scrubbed their final rocket launch attempt The AK DOT released a proposed winter schedule for the AK Marine Highway system, which doesn’t look good for Kodiak ferry travel. Presidential candidate …

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Final rocket launch attempt today

Yesterday evening’s (Thursday evening’s) rocket launch was scrubbed again at the Pacific Spaceport Complex near Pasagshak. Astra, an aerospace company based in California, was making a third attempt to launch their Rocket 3.1, a small rocket capable of delivering small satellites to a low orbit cluster of telecommunications satellites, after their first attempt on Sunday and second attempt on Tuesday. …

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Newscast–Friday, August 7, 2020

Jared Griffin presents the Midday Report featuring national headlines from NPR, and state and local stories on: Kodiak families should be getting the long-awaited school reopening plan soon Yesterday’s rocket launch was canceled, with the final attempt this evening Kodiak’s rental market is holding steady Wildlife officials killed four bears on Wednesday as part of their investigation into last week’s …

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Rocket launch scrubbed again; next attempt Thursday

Yesterday evening’s (Tuesday evening’s) rocket launch was scrubbed at the Pacific Spaceport Complex near Pasagshak. Astra, an aerospace company based in California, was making a second attempt to launch their Rocket 3.1, a small rocket capable of delivering small satellites to a low orbit cluster of telecommunications satellites, after their first attempt on Sunday. That launch was canceled due to …

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