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State License Launch Type
ALASKA
Pacific Spaceport Complex FAA Vertical
CALIFORNIA
Mojave Air & Space Port FAA and Federal Horizontal
Vandenberg Space Force Base Federal Vertical and Horizontal
Vandenberg Spaceport (SLC-8) N/A Vertical
COLORADO
Colorado Air & Space Port FAA Horizontal
FLORIDA
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Federal Vertical and Horizontal
Kennedy Space Center (NASA) Federal Vertical and Horizontal
Space Florida Launch Complex 46 FAA Vertical
Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility FAA Horizontal and Orbital Reentry
Cecil Air and Space Port FAA Horizontal
Space Coast Regional Airport FAA Horizontal
GEORGIA
Spaceport Camden FAA Vertical
NEW MEXICO
Spaceport America FAA Horizontal and Vertical
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Spaceport FAA Horizontal
TEXAS
Launch Site One West Texas | Blue Origin Private Exclusive Use  
Boca Chica | SpaceX Private Exclusive Use  
Houston Spaceport (Ellington Airport) FAA Horizontal
Midland Spaceport FAA Horizontal
VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport FAA and Federal Vertical
Wallops Flight Facility Federal Vertical

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Alaska

Disclaimer: The following information was provided from each Spaceport at their own discretion; please contact the Spaceports with any questions or requests for information.

Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska

illustration of Pacific Spaceport Complex AlaskaOperator
Alaska Aerospace Corporation
Location
Kodiak Island, AK
License number
LSO 03-008A (Rev. 6) (PDF)
Expiration
September 23, 2023
Launch Type
Vertical
Date of License Issuance
September 23, 2018
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Milton B. Keeter Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Aerospace Corporation
Phone
(907) 561-3338
Address
Alaska Aerospace Corporation
4300 B Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503
PSCA Masterplan

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

The Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island provides responsive, flexible, and low-cost access to space for small and light-lift vertical rockets and stratospheric balloons. PSCA has been launching rockets since 1998 and was the first FAA-licensed spaceport not co-located on a federal range. One of the pioneering features of PSCA is its economic model. Since 2015, the spaceport has not accepted state or federal funds for operations & maintenance and must operate within earned revenues. As such, PSCA provides unqualified economic benefit to Alaska, stimulates innovation, and keeps the team focused on customer outcomes versus stifling bureaucratic processes. As one of only four orbital vertical rocket launch sites in the United States, PSCA plays a key role in providing resiliency for U.S. access to space. PSCA also enjoys the largest launch azimuth range of any spaceport in the U.S. and can access high-inclination, polar, and sun-synchronous orbits between 59° and 110° inclination.

  • Two command and control mission ops systems
  • Fixed and transportable Range Safety and Tracking Systems (RSTS)
  • Fiber optics broadband connectivity
  • Indoor launch vehicle processing and storage
  • Payload Processing Facility (PPF) cleanrooms and hypergol fueling
  • Capability for liquid, solid, hybrid, and stratospheric balloons
  • 22 years of launch experience
  • Suborbital and orbital launch scenarios
  • Large launch azimuth: 110 - 220 degrees (59 - 110 inclination)
  • Off-axis tracking locations at spaceport and downrange
  • Rapid and Agile Space Launch (RASL) Innovation Center
  • Year-round Launch

Pads/Runways

6 pads total

  • 4 orbital-class pads,
  • 2 suborbital pads

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California

Disclaimer: The following information was provided from each Spaceport at their own discretion; please contact the Spaceports with any questions or requests for information.

Mojave Air & Space Port

illustration of Vandenburg AFB, Mojave Air and SpacePort Edwards AFBOperator
Mojave Air & Space Port
Location
1434 Flight Line, Mojave CA 93501
License number
LSO 04-009 (Rev. 6) (PDF)
Expiration
June 16, 2024
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
June 16, 2019
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Both FAA Licensed and Federal
POC
Todd Lindner
 
Phone
(661) 824 2433
 
Address
1434 Flightline St.
Mojave, California 93501

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

Core Support Capabilities
  • Air Traffic Control (NFCT-VFR, FAA/DoD-STARS, ADS-B)
  • ARFF, & Security, Aviation Fuel

Airspace

  • Class D/G, Restricted Airspace Access (R2508/2515)
  • MOA access
  • Supersonic Corridors (Black Mountain, PIRA, & High Altitude)

Airfield Data

  • Runway 12/30-12,500' x 200'
  • Runway 08/26-7,049' x 100'
  • Runway 04/22-4,745' x 60'
  • Rocket engine test sites

Proximity & Collaboration

  • Edwards AFB, NAWS China Lake, & Vandenberg AFB

Logistics

  • Highway
  • Rail Spur
  • Cargo Aircraft
  • Seaport

Pads/Runways

  • 3 Runways (Specs stated previously)

Links

mojaveairport.com

Vandenberg Space Force Base (CA Spaceport LAA License Expired)

Operator
30th Space Wing
Location
Vandenberg SFB CA 93437
Launch Type
Vertical & Horizontal
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal
Email
30sw.xpr.programrequirements@us.af.mil
Website
www.vandenberg.af.mil/range

Core Launch Capabilities

Launch Pads
8 Space Launch Complexes, 5 currently active with 3 currently available; working programmatic environmental assessment for up to 9 additional small-lift sites
Launch Azimuths
153°–240° (typical range, others possible pending analysis)
Orbital Inclinations
59°–125°
Satellite Processing
Two commercially operated satellite processing facilities
Airfield Data
Runway
12/30-15,000' x 200'
ILS
Runway 12 & Runway 30 capable
Pavement Classification
53/R/B/WT
Parking Apron
1.5M sq/ft
Hazardous Cargo
2 locations sited for NEW of 1.1 through 1.3 simultaneously
NAS Airspace
Class D (SFC-2,900' MSL x 5 NM)
Air Traffic Control
DOD-VFR, FAA/DoD-STARS, ADS-B
Airspace
Restricted Airspace from Surface to Infinity (R-2516/2517, W-532S)
Restricted Airspace from 500 ft AGL to Infinity (R-2534A/B)
Warning Area Airspace and Temporary Flight Restrictions
Proximity & Collaboration
Edwards AFB and NAWC-WD, Pt. Mugu
Transportation
Highways, rail, airfield and boat dock (8-12' depth depending on tides)

Core Range Capabilities

Vandenberg AFB has a highly capable suite of instrumentation located at various sites along the California coast, from Pillar Point AFS (just South of San Francisco) down to Point Mugu, (just West of Camarillo). This dispersion of range assets allows for the tracking of launch vehicles from lift-off to orbital insertion.

Telemetry

  • (5) fixed and (1) mobile tracking antennas, up to 8 links per antenna
  • S-band, multiple demodulation formats, bit rates up to 20 Mbps

Metrological Data

  • Variety of weather data services available to meet the most demanding customer requirements
  • Accurate wind profile data up to 100kft elevation utilizing a broad suite of instruments
  • Online data delivery, daily ops forecasts, on console briefings, climatological studies, etc.

Short and Long Range Optics

  • (2) fixed and (12) mobile optics mounts with large aperture optics
  • Visible, IR, high speed imaging video and still photography

Communications

  • Fiber optic broadband connectivity

Area Clearance/Surveillance

  • Integrated air and sea surveillance capabilities to ensure safety
  • (1) Air Route Surveillance Radar (BC-3 Mode 2, 3, S, ADS-B)
  • (5) ocean surveillance radars and (3) Automated Identification System (AIS) receivers
  • UHF/VHF radios for ground to sea/air communications
  • NOTAMs/NOTMAR, support agreements with multiple state and federal agencies

Metric Tracking

  • (3) long-range MIPIR class C-band radars, (1) with COSIP imaging capabilities
  • (1) mid-range AN/FPS-16 C-band radar

Command and Control

  • (4) highly trained and certified Mission Flight Control Officers
  • (5) command destruct transmitters, 10kW output, standard IRIG and High Alphabet tone output

Post-flight Data Production

  • Chapter 10 data recording of pre and post demodulated data available
  • Additional data products and analysis available upon request

Safety

  • Flight safety analysis (e.g. debris, toxics, COLA) to allow risk acceptance vs risk avoidance
  • Vehicle processing expertise including hazardous systems, fuels, materials and operations
  • Nationally recognized FTS expertise including AFSS software and Mission Data Load generation

Emergency Response

  • Highly trained emergency response and firefighting personnel
  • Wildland firefighting team on station

Vandenberg Spaceport (SLC-8)

illustration of Vandenberg Air Force BaseOperator
United States Space Force
Location
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
License number
N/A
Expiration
N/A
Launch Type
Vertical
Date of License Issuance
N/A
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal
POC
30th Space Wing, Program Requirements (XPR)
Phone
(805) 606-1293
E-mail
30sw.xpr.programrequirements@us.af.mil
Address
1515 Iceland, Suite 1
Vandenberg AFB, CA, 93437-5244257624
SLC-8 POC
2d Space Launch Squadron (2 SLS)
Phone
(805) 605-3915
Address
806 13th Street, Bldg. 7015, Suite 218
Vandenberg AFB, CA, 93437-5244

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

SLC-8 provides responsive, flexible, and low-cost access to space for small- and medium-lift vertical rockets employing a clean pad, plug-and-play approach that is highly flexible and adaptable with universal facilities, interfaces, and conveyances to accommodate a diverse range of vehicle configurations and mission needs.

The multi-user launch pads at SLC-8 can accommodate both liquid fueled and solid propellant vehicles. The complex includes a launch stand and reinforced exhaust duct rated for a launch vehicle up to 150 tons and a million pounds of thrust. A 15 by 15 foot reinforced concrete flat pad is rated for launch vehicles up to 20 tons and will support 30,000 pounds of thrust. SLC-8 is explosively sited for up to 206,000 lbs. NEWHD 1.1.

Space Launch Complex Eight (SLC-8)

The launch site at SLC-8 provides a standard suite of launch-ready capabilities including fueling pads, mobile access tower, support equipment building, launch equipment vault, a separate flat launch pad, and all electrical and communications services and interfaces. In 2020, the complex underwent a modernization of the electrical and communication systems to upgrade and update these vitally important services. Recent work included upgrades to communications, network, telemetry and power, countdown clock, missile liftoff, timing, HD video cameras, Public Address equipment, Programmable Logic Controllers, and pad lighting systems.

Some of the core capabilities of the complex include affordability, convenience, and ease of access to both a wide variety of launch azimuths, and a wide selection of Western Range launch support services.

SLC-8 is currently the southernmost launch pad available at VAFB and provides launch azimuths between 168-220 degrees.

SLC-8 users will also have access to the state-of-the-art Launch Control Room (LCR) located on North VAFB in the Remote Launch Control Center, Bldg. 8510. The LCR is outfitted with all new communications, timing displays, monitors, dedicated digital data lines, fiber optic systems, and user consoles.

Spaceport Coordinates: Latitude 34.576 N, Longitude 120.631 W

Spaceport Coordinates: Latitude 34.576 N, Longitude 120.631 W

Pads/Runways

Two vertical, orbital launch pads

One Runway (North VAFB): 15,000 by 200 feet, concrete

Proximity & Collaboration

  • NAWC Point Mugu, Edwards AFB, and NAWS China Lake

Logistics

  • Highway
  • Rail Spur
  • Cargo Aircraft
  • Boat Dock

Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Small Launch Vehicles

The 30th Space Wing is preparing a programmatic environmental assessment for launch sites we're making available to commercial companies serving the small launch market. The scope of this comprehensive assessment is focused on launch vehicles capable of delivering payloads weighing 2,000 kg or less into low earth orbit. The purpose and need for this environmental assessment is to help enable the space sector's desire to transition from large, complex and expensive satellites to small, consumable, and low-cost satellites. Over the next decade, the transition to small and microsatellites is forecasted to significantly increase the demand for dedicated rides on small launch vehicles. With this in mind, the programmatic environmental assessment initiated by the 30th Space Wing includes nine launch sites having a combined capacity of 100 launches per year. Furthermore, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is serving as a cooperating agency to ensure their requirements are fully addressed in the environmental assessment. The end goal is to allow our small launch customers an opportunity to evaluate a variety of different launch sites, select the site that best fits their needs, and to streamline subsequent environmental approvals required for individual launch programs.

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Colorado

Disclaimer: The following information was provided from each Spaceport at their own discretion; please contact the Spaceports with any questions or requests for information.

Colorado Air & Space Port

illustration of Colorado Air and Space PortOperator
Adams County
Location
5200 Front Range Pkwy Watkins, CO 80137
License number
LSO 18-017 (PDF)
Expiration
August 16, 2023
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
August 16, 2018
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Jeff Kloska,
Director, Air and Space Port
Adams County, Colorado
5200 Front Range Parkway
Watkins, CO 80137
Office
(720) 523-7310
Cell
(303) 564-7798
Fax
(303) 261-9195

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

  • Horizontal launch and recovery only
  • Suborbital recovery with LSOL Amendment

Core Support Capabilities

  • Air Traffic Control (Serco CT-VFR, 3-ILS all wx approaches, GPS, ADS-B)
  • ARFF, & Security, Aviation Fuel

Airspace

  • Class D/G
  • MOA access
  • Supersonic Corridors (Kansas State Corridor)

Airfield Data

  • Runway 17/35-8,000' x 100'
  • Runway 08/26-8,000' x 100'
  • Rocket engine test sites

Proximity & Collaboration

  • Buckley SFB, Peterson AFB, Peterson-Schriever SF Garrison

Logistics

  • Highway
  • Rail Spur (Open 2022)
  • Cargo Aircraft

Pads/Runways

  • Two asphalt runways (8000 feet each)

Additional Links

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Florida

Disclaimer: The following information was provided from each Spaceport at their own discretion; please contact the Spaceports with any questions or requests for information.

Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

illustration of Space Coast Regional Airport, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Spaceport/Shuttle Landing FacilityOperator
45th Space Wing
Location
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCAFS) FL 32920
Launch Type
Vertical & Horizontal
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal
POC
45th Space Wing's Wing Plans and Programs Office
Phone
(321) 494-4054

Core Launch Capabilities

Launch Pads
Over 40 launch pads have been used since the 1950s. As of Sep 2020, there are four active launch pads and three others, not currently active, that are leased to either Space Florida or new commercial customers. Only a few launch pads remain which would be suitable to support future customers with large launch vehicles. Also, CCAFS has two active landing pads. Additionally, the ER serves as a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB).
Launch Azimuths
Typically 37°–114° with recent options to support polar orbits
Orbital Inclinations
Typically 57°–39° with recent options to support polar orbits
Satellite Processing
Three facilities (two facilities were leased/licensed to commercial companies and one is for U.S. government only)
Air Field Data
Runway
13/31-10,000' x 200'
ILS
No
TACAN
Apch based on Patrick's Tacan
GPS
Apch available
Pavement Classification
37/F/A/WT
Parking Apron
asphalt w/3 concrete pads, 338,088 sq/ft, 4th concrete pad on Taxiway Bravo
Hazardous Cargo
6 locations sited for subclasses 1.1 through 1.3 — consult Explosive Site Plan for specifics.
Air Traffic Control
DOD-VFR, STARS-LITE
  • Airfield operating hours are determined by Prior Permission Required (PPR)
  • The Airfield Manager is normally available Monday through Friday from 0730-1600L
  • 9,000 ft runway also available 21 mi south at Patrick Air Force Base
Special Use Airspace (SUA) & Other Airspace (ER — Cape Canaveral. No SUA at PAFB).
  • Restricted Airspace from Surface to 4,999' (activated 24/7 — R-2932)
  • Restricted Airspace from 5000' to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2933)
  • Restricted Airspace from Surface to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2934)
  • Restricted Airspace from 11000' to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2935)
  • Temporary Flight Restriction from Surface to Infinity (activated by NOTAMCFR 91.143)
  • Warning Area Airspace from Surface to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — W497A/B)
  • Air Traffic Control Assigned Airspace--Surface to 18,000' (activated by NOTAM — Cape A/B)
Proximity & Collaboration
Kennedy Space Center
Transportation
Highways, rail, airfield, river and ocean port

Core Range Capabilities

Eastern Range (ER) instrumentation is located at various sites along the Florida coast. The ER also uses instrumentation from other DoD and NASA agencies to accomplish its mission. This dispersion of range assets allows for the tracking of vehicles from lift-off to orbital insertion.

ER capabilities include telemetry, meteorological data, range optics, communications, area clearance/surveillance, skin and beacon tracking, command destruct, data handling, safety, and emergency response. The ER has also supported "fly-back" of launch vehicle stages returning to land on site, as well as barge landings supported via nearby Port Canaveral. Also supports NASA Crew landings.

Telemetry

  • ER land-based assets consist of mainland and downrange stations
  • Ascension possesses auto-tracking antennas that allow the site to perform tracking and data collection

Metrological Data

  • ER provides info to develop local forecasts, evaluates weather-related Lightning Launch Commit Criteria (LLCC), vehicle wind-loading and trajectory shaping for all launch vehicles
  • ER has one of the largest concentrations of meteorological instrumentation in the world
  • Upper air data is provided by a combination of the Cape Automated Meteorological Profiling System (AMPS), radar-tracked Jimspheres, and the Cape Meteorological System Computers

Range Optics

  • ER provides two-dimensional position-versus-time data
  • Includes both mobile and fixed trackers
  • Universal Camera Sites (UCS) available
    • Main function of the sites is to provide communications, video, power distribution, and a surveyed location from which the trackers can operate

Communications

  • Extensive network consisting of
    • Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Air Force Wide Enterprise Terminal (AFWET)
    • Microwave
    • High Frequency Global Communications subsystem (HFGCS)
    • High Frequency (HF) radio
    • Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio
    • Very High Frequency (VHF) radio
    • Terrestrial landline links to connect instrumentation sites and stations with each other and to the various global users. Fiber optic broadband connectivity.

Area Clearance/Surveillance

Area Clearance/Surveillance
Type Location Custodial Agency
Air Surveillance Radar Melbourne FAA
Helicopter Mobile Multiple agencies including NASA and 920 RQW
Air Surveillance Radar KSC (Shiloh) SLD 45
Sea Surveillance Radar KSC SLD 45
Sea Surveillance Radar CCSFS SLD 45
Sea Surveillance distributed U.S. Coast Guard
Control & Display CCSFS/KSC SLD 45

Eastern Range Radar

  • ER Radar Subsystem is comprised of ER C-band metric tracking radars, non-ER C-band metric tracking radars, and the Cape Single Point Acquisition Radar Control (SPARC) consoles
  • All radars are capable of providing metric quality data in skin or beacon track modes

Command Destruct

  • ER provides Range Safety protection for all launches on the ER to prevent errant launch and test vehicles from endangering persons or property on or adjacent to the Range (including those not equipped with an Automated Flight Safety System (AFSS))

Data Handling

  • Data Handling Subsystem contains systems that support pre-mission and post-mission data processing of vehicles launched from the ER
  • Pre-mission data is used for the processing of a Flight Plan Approval request and the preparation of flight safety criteria to protect critical areas on the ER while not endangering a vehicle performing within normal limits
  • Post-mission, the systems are used to produce required data products for the evaluation of the performance of the Range Safety and instrumentation systems utilized during the mission

Safety

  • Flight safety analysis (e.g. debris, toxics, COLA) to allow risk acceptance vs risk avoidance
  • Vehicle processing expertise including hazardous systems, fuels, materials and operations
  • Nationally recognized FTS expertise including AFSS software and Mission Data Load generation

Emergency Response

  • Highly trained emergency response and firefighting personnel

Kennedy Space Center (NASA)

Operator
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Location
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Launch Type
Vertical & Horizontal
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal
Email
Phone
(321) 867-6215
Link
Kennedy Space Center Partnerships

Kennedy Space Center Capabilities

  • Launch & Landing Capabilities & Technologies
  • Available Vacant Land
  • Vehicle, Payload, Spacecraft & Small Satellite Processing, Integration and Testing
    • Non-hazardous payloads, spacecraft, and science experiments processing, integration, and testing in 100K and 10K clean rooms
    • Vehicle integration facilities with lifting capability
  • Plant Research & Production

Core Launch Capabilities

Launch Pads
As of 2021, there are two orbital-class launch pads supporting heavy to super heavy launch vehicles; Launch Complex 39A is operated by SpaceX and Launch Complex 39B is operated by NASA. Launch Complex 48 is a third orbital-, suborbital-class pad and supports small- to medium-class launch vehicles. The Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) is currently operated by Space Florida and provides a horizontal launch capability.
Launch Azimuths
Typically 37°–114° with recent options to support polar orbits
Orbital Inclinations
Typically 57°–39° with recent options to support polar orbits
Satellite Processing
Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) available for hazardous and non-hazardous pre-launch processing activities. Facility can accommodate a large satellite capable with airlock.
Communications/Uplink
Kennedy Uplink Station (KUS) — operated remotely by Goddard
 
Space Flight Center
 
Propellants
Payload and launch vehicle hypergolic servicing and life support services are available. Liquid and Gaseous commodities are available under certain circumstances.
Unique Services
Specialized engineering lab services or human crew support services may be available under certain provisions. Contact KSC Partnerships office and visit Kennedy Space Center Partnerships
Airfield Data
  • Runway: 15/33-15,001' x 300' operated by Space Florida
  • 10,000 ft runway also available 10 mi southeast at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Special Use Airspace (SUA) & Other Airspace
  • Restricted Airspace from Surface to 4,999' (activated 24/7 — R-2932)
  • Restricted Airspace from 5000' to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2933)
  • Restricted Airspace from Surface to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2934)
  • Restricted Airspace from 11000' to Infinity (activated by NOTAM — R-2935)
Proximity & Collaboration
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Transportation
Highways, rail, airfield, river and ocean port

Additional Links

Space Florida Launch Complex 46

Operator
Space Florida
Location
FCQG+FV Cape Canaveral FL
License number
LSO 10-014 (PDF)
Expiration
June 30, 2025
Launch Type
Vertical
Date of License Issuance
June 30, 2015
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Jimmy Moffit, Senior Director, Launch & Flight Operations
Office
(321) 261-3850
Cell
(386) 566-8023

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

One multi-user pad capable of supporting up to ten-foot diameter vehicles. The complex is equipped with a Mobile Access Structure (MAS) which can be moved into place over the launch pad/flame trench area to service launch vehicles.

Payload lift capabilities for low earth orbit (LEO) in excess of 4,900 lbs. (2,227 kg).

Current infrastructure supports launch vehicles with maximum dimensions of 120 feet (36 meters) height, and multiple vehicle / payload diameters between 50 and 120 inches (125 to 300 centimeters). Reconfigurable platforms on the MAS can be adjusted in one-foot increments vertically with adjustable inserts to accommodate various diameter vehicles.

Flight azimuths from 35 to 120 degrees

Pads/Runways

  • One vertical launch pad
  • One Runway

Additional Link

Cape Canaveral Spaceport Master Plan (PDF)

Space Florida Launch and Landing Facility

Operator
Space Florida
Location
J874+Q9 Wilson FL
Launch and Reentry License number
LRSO 18-018 (PDF)
Expiration
January 15, 2026
Launch Type
Horizontal Launch and Orbital Reentry
Date of License Issuance
November 7, 2018
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
 
Jimmy Moffit, Senior Director, Launch & Flight Operations
Office
(321) 261-3850
Cell
(386) 566-8023

Cecil Air and Space Port

Operator
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Location
13365 Simpson Way, Jacksonville FL 32221
License number
LSO 09-012 (Rev 2) (PDF)
Expiration
January 10, 2025
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
January 10, 2020
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Matt Bocchino, Director
Office
(904) 573-1601
Cell
(904) 716-3743
Address
13365 Simpson Way
Jacksonville, Florida 32221

Space Coast Regional Airport

Operator
Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority (TCAA)
Location
355 Golden Knights Blvd. Titusville FL 32780
License number
LSO 20-019 (PDF)
Expiration
May 5, 2025
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
May 5, 2020
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Kevin Daugherty, Director of Airports
Office
(321) 267-8780
Address
355 Golden Knights Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32780

Additional Links

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Georgia

Disclaimer: The following information was provided from each Spaceport at their own discretion; please contact the Spaceports with any questions or requests for information.

Spaceport Camden

illustration of Spaceport CamdenOperator
Camden County
Location
Camden County, GA
License
LSO 21-020 (PDF)
Launch Type
Vertical
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Steve Howard
 
Phone
(912) 510-0464

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

Spaceport Camden is licensed and ready for development. In 1965, Thiokol Corporation tested the world’s most powerful rocket engine in preparation for flights to the moon at the Camden County, Georgia site. Camden County was also considered as a possible alternate launch site for the Apollo Missions, a fact that was not declassified until 2005. The site is capable of supporting responsive, flexible, and low-cost access to space for small class vertical orbital and suborbital launch systems. Spaceport Camden could support year-round operations of up to twelve (12) launches per year with launch azimuths ranging between 83-115° from the launch point located at approximately 30.9° north latitude. Specific launch azimuths will depend on the launch vehicle / payload combination and the outcome of the vehicle-specific flight safety analysis. Spaceport Camden does not have existing range infrastructure, but portable range safety systems may be deployed upon request. Operators will be required to utilize Autonomous Flight Safety Systems (AFSS) to limit overhead costs and enhance safety. Flight safety impact limit lines will be required to minimize significant water closure areas and airspace impacts.

The site allows for the development and/or deployments of the following infrastructure:

  • Flexible launch complex (“flat pad” or traditional launch pad)
  • Vehicle processing and storage facilities
  • Payload Processing Facility (PPF) cleanrooms and hypergolic propellants
  • Two command and control mission operations centers
  • Portable Range Safety and Tracking Systems (RSTS)
  • Fiber optics broadband connectivity
  • Access roads
  • Site security

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New Mexico

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Spaceport America

illustration of Spaceport AmericaOperator
New Mexico Spaceflight Authority
Location
234 Aleman Rd.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Mailing Address
Spaceport America
4605 Research Park Circle, Ste. A
Las Cruces, NM 88001
License number
LSO 08-011A (Rev 3) (PDF)
Expiration
December 14, 2023
Launch Type
Horizontal & Vertical
Date of License Issuance
December 14, 2018
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Scott McLaughlin
Office
(575) 267-8500
Address
4605 Research Park Circle, Suite A
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

All Launch
  • 6,000 sq. mi. of restricted airspace, ground to unlimited
  • Coordination with White Sands Missile Range
  • 340+ days of sunshine, low humidity, and high elevation
  • Build-to-suit available
  • 18,000+ acres
  • Utilities: water, electric, high speed fiber optic cable
  • AWOS: Automated Weather Observing System certified by the FAA and maintained to FAA requirements
  • 24-hour guarded entrance with badged-only access
  • 24-hour on-site emergency fire and rescue equipment and personnel
  • Extremely low population density
  • Radar, meteorology, telemetry and optics support through White Sands Missile Range
  • Paved road to site
  • Nearby railroad
Horizontal Launch
  • 12,000' x 200' concrete runway
  • Prime aerospace/aviation land and some existing facilities available for lease and development
  • Support of both government and commercial spaceflight:
    • Orbital/suborbital
    • Crewed/uncrewed
  • Potential for development of:
    • Multiple hangars with offices and shops
    • Passenger processing or training and operations facility
    • Assembly, processing and manufacturing facility
    • Propellant and fueling facilities
Vertical Launch
  • One 200-sq ft general purpose launch pad
  • Two 10-m diameter general purpose pads
  • Four general purpose modular buildings
  • 2 sq mi of space for development
  • Building 40-ft general-use rocket launch rail
  • Rocket engine test sites
  • Dedicated launch rail and support structures
  • Dedicated solid motor fabrication facility
  • Advanced Technology Area
    • Hosts non-traditional launch facilities and aerospace technology development
  • State of New Mexico Benefits
    • Job Training Incentive Program
    • Local Economic Development Act Grants
    • Tax Credits and Deductions
Horizontal Launch Area Location

32 deg 59 min 28.3 sec N
106 deg 58 min 11.5 sec W

Vertical Launch Are Location

32 deg 56 min 25.0 sec N
106 deg 55 min15.2 sec W

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Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Spaceport

illustration of Oklahoma SpaceportOperator
Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority
Location
121 1st St
Burns Flat OK 73624
License number
LSO 06-010 (Rev. 3) (PDF)
Expiration
June 4, 2026
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
June 11, 2016
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Craig J. Smith, Executive Director
Office
(580) 562-3500
Cell
(580) 309-3223
Fax
(580) 562-3499
Address
Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority-Agency 34600
121 First Street
P.O. Box 689
Burns Flat, OK 73624-0689

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

  • 13,503' X 300' runway (with 1000' overruns on each end for a total of 15,503')
  • Flight operations center with a telemetry and monitoring (T&M) room
  • ATC tower
  • ARFF
  • FAA-approved 152-mile long and 50 mile wide "Infinity One" Spaceflight corridor with a northern (polar) trajectory providing rapid horizontal launch to high inclination near-near-polar orbits ideal for global weather, resource surveillance and monitoring.
  • FBO providing Jet-A and related FBO services
  • Lightning prediction system
  • Adjacent 1,100-acre aerospace industrial park with roads, water/wastewater, electric, gas, fiber access, medical clinic, restaurant, and 9-hole golf course

Pads/Runways

  • 300' diameter concrete launch pad located just west of our massive runway that may be utilized for vertical take-offs and landings (customer with a proper vehicle license required)

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Texas

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Launch Site One West Texas

illustration of Midland Spaceport, Houston Spaceport
Operator
Blue Origin
Location
853QF62P+MV West Texas TX
License number
LRLO 17-105 (Rev 3) (PDF)
Expiration
August 17, 2023
Date of License Issuance
August 17, 2017
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Private Licensed Exclusive Use Site

Boca Chica

Operator
SpaceX Launch Site
Location
52448-54298 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
License number
LRLO 20-119C (PDF)
Expiration
May 27, 2022
Date of License Issuance
May 27, 2020
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Private, Licensed Exclusive Use Site

Houston Spaceport (Ellington Airport)

Operator
Houston Airport System
Location
510 Ellington Field, Houston TX 77034
License number
LSO 15-016 (PDF)
Expiration
June 25, 2025
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
June 25, 2015
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Arturo Machuca
Office
(713) 859-4221
Address
Ellington Airport
510 Ellington Field
Houston, Texas 77034

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

  • Runway 17R/35L 9,001' x 150' (expansion capability 3,000')
  • Runway 4/22 8,001' x 150'
  • ATCT dedicated mission-control facilities for commercial spaceport operations
  • Launch corridor to existing Offshore Warning Areas W-147C and W-147D over the Gulf of Mexico
  • No vertical launch capability

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Midland Spaceport

Operator
Midland International Airport
Location
9506 La Force Blvd
Midland, TX 79706
License number
LSO 14-015 (PDF)
Expiration
September 14, 2024
Launch Type
Horizontal
Date of License Issuance
September 14, 2019
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
FAA Licensed
POC
Justine Ruff
Office
(432) 560-2200 ext. 3001
Address
P.O. Box 60305
Midland, TX 79711

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Virginia

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Wallops Flight Facility

illustration of Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Flight FacilityOperator
Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority
Location
7414 Atlantic Rd.
Wallops Island, VA 23337
License number
LSO 02-007A (Rev 2) (PDF)
Expiration
December 18, 2022
Launch Type
Both FAA Licensed and Federal
Date of License Issuance
December 18, 2017
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal & Licensed
POC
Dan Givens, Director
Office
(757) 694-4917
Cell
(757) 266-2962

Spaceport Capabilities/Restrictions

The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space) owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) located on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). WFF operates a Research Range which is centered around providing a fast, low-cost, highly flexible, and safe response to the needs of U.S. aerospace interests, both commercial and government. MARS is positioned perfectly between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia.

As a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space provides economic support to the Eastern Shore of Virginia by both job development and tourist interest. As one of only two launch sites on the east coast providing access to space and ISS resupply, Virginia space provides a key component to economic growth, commercial access to space and is a national asset.

MARS Operational Sites include a multi-pad launch complex, an airfield for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS), a recently commissioned Payload Processing Facility and a newly constructed launch vehicle Integration and Control Facility (ICF). All MARS facilities are maintained and operated by an experienced Virginia Space team, with expertise in cryogenic systems, high-pressure vessels, state of the art command and control systems, hydraulic systems, and high-capacity environmental control systems.

  • MARS Launch Complex 0 currently includes Pad 0A, Pad 0B and newly constructed Pad 0C, located on NASA's Wallops Research Range.
  • MARS Pad 0A is a medium class launch facility for liquid fueled vehicles. It currently hosts Northrup Grumman's Antares Launch Vehicle.
  • MARS Pad 0B is a small to medium class launch facility for solid and liquid fueled vehicles. It currently hosts Northrup Grumman's Minotaur family of Launch Vehicles.
  • MARS Pad 0C is a venture class launch facility for liquid fueled vehicles. It currently hosts Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Vehicle and is referred to as LC-2 by Rocket Lab.

The MARS UAS Airfield supports primarily unmanned platforms but can also accommodate conventional manned platforms. The Airfield includes a 3000' x 75' airstrip for horizontal flight operations, an integrated 120' x 130' vertical landing pad and a purpose-built hangar and adjacent apron area. The site is secluded from the remainder of the facility with a single restricted access entrance and limited line of sight to other areas of the facility.

The MARS Payload Processing Facility (PPF) provides 21,000 gross SF of separable processing space for launch vehicles (LV) and space vehicles (SV) from arrival to encapsulation. The PPF was designed and built to accommodate both highly sensitive and classified payloads in support of science and national security missions. The facilities processing spaces include; one 80' tall Processing Bay and Airlock utilizing a 30-ton traveling bridge crane with a 60' hook height, one 40' tall Low Bay Cleanroom and Integration Room, and multiple side rooms for fuel conditioning, control, and ride share processing.

Wallops Flight Facility

Operator
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Licensed, Federal, or Private Site
Federal
POC
Scott Schaire, Chief, Advanced Projects Office
Phone
(757) 824-1120

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Last updated: Monday, January 31, 2022