U.S. Air Force to License Launch Complex 36 to Space Florida.
State to provide multi-use vertical launch complex for commercial users at Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral (kənăv`ərəl), low, sandy promontory extending E into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier island, E Fla., separated from Merritt Island by the Banana River, a lagoon; named (1963) Cape Kennedy in memory of President John
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A landmark announcement by the U.S. Air Force and the state of Florida today Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Melbourne, Brevard County and the Space Coast region of Florida. It was founded in 1966 by the Gannett corporation. will fundamentally expand the state's position and prominence in aerospace and the space industry in all three key sectors: civil, military and commercial, broadening participation in space-related activities.
Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is the East Coast space launch facility of the United States Department of Defense. Located on Cape Canaveral in the State of Florida, it depends on Patrick Air Force Base, home of the 45th Space Wing. CCAFS is adjacent to the John F. , subject to completion of the environmental impact analysis process, will be re-built as a multi-use vertical launch complex capable of supporting several launch vehicle configurations ranging from light to medium-lift into low-Earth orbit See LEO. and beyond.
"Florida has a great legacy in aerospace, a great foundation to build on, and that is one more reason we are so committed to expanding our capability to launch from Florida and from the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. ," Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp Jeffrey "Jeff" Kottkamp (born November 12, 1960) is an American politician from the State of Florida. Kottkamp, a Republican, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006. Kottkamp is currently Lieutenant Governor of Florida. said. "We have worked closely with the Air Force over the past several months and look forward to a strong, long-term relationship as we build these safe commercial launch processes together."
"The Air Force assignment of Launch Complex 36, is an important next step to extending access to space, making it available to defense and security initiatives and multiple commercial payload (1) Refers to the "actual data" in a packet or file minus all headers attached for transport and minus all descriptive meta-data. In a network packet, headers are appended to the payload for transport and then discarded at their destination. and launch activities for both civil and private space businesses that wish to launch from Florida," said Steve Kohler, president of Space Florida.
"The Florida legislature The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. The Florida Constitution mandates a bicameral state legislature with an upper house Florida Senate of 40 members and a lower Florida House of Representatives of 120 members. demonstrated tremendous foresight when it appropriated initial funding of $14.5 million for FY 2009. This funding will help Space Florida begin the launch complex infrastructure design and construction necessary to develop a true commercial multi-use launch complex. This direction by the Air Force, together with the tremendous support by the state, opens the door to attracting, supporting and sustaining national and international aerospace business here in Florida," Kohler said.
"One of Space Florida's next objectives is to establish a Commercial Launch Zone (CLZ CLZ craft landing zone (US DoD)
CLZ Calabozo Airport (Venezula)
CLZ cushion landing zone (US DoD) ) for commercial customers wishing to operate from the Eastern Range. The creation of a CLZ expands our ability to support commercial payload launch services, re-supply missions to the International Space Station, and aggressively diversify aerospace business development rapidly and efficiently," Kohler said.
In addition to supporting a greater number of launch customers, the CLZ may attract other segments of the aerospace industry necessary to support flight operations that will benefit the entire state of Florida.
"The assignment of Launch Complex 36 will be an important milestone and part of a broader strategy to establish a CLZ at the Cape," added Kohler. "The Commercial Launch Zone is intended to enable space industry located at the Cape and in Florida to be more competitive in the global economy."
Launch Complex 36 was opened for business by NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. in 1961 and was most recently used Most Recently Used (MRU) may refer to:
The final rockets launched from Launch Complex 36 in 2004, and the Air Force shut down the complex.
About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida's position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida's aerospace development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive - and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed.