Spaceports

Other Country Spaceports


2008 – Swedish Spaceports

Esrange is a small spaceport located near Kiruna in northern Sweden. It was founded in 1964 by the European Space Research Organization, the predecessor to ESA, and in 1972 was…

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2008 – South Korean Spaceports

Proposed SpaceportsA new spaceport is in development at Naro, South Korea. Naro Space Center has been built on reclaimed land on the south tip of the Korean peninsula and is…

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2008 – Iranian Spaceports

Proposed SpaceportsLittle information is publicly available about Semnan Launch Site, 170 kilometers east of Tehran, which conducted Iran’s 2008 Kavoshgar (Explorer) suborbital rocket tests as well as its unsuccessful Safir…

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2008 – Israeli Spaceports

Palmachim Air Force Base is an active Israeli Air Force base that also serves as a missile test range and launch site for Israel’s Shavit 1 launcher. The vehicle has…

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2008 – Brazilian Spaceports

Run by the Brazilian Air Force, the Alcântara Launch Center is located on the northern coast of Brazil. The first launch of a sounding rocket from the facility took place…

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2009 – Swedish Spaceports

Esrange, a small launch site located near Kiruna in northern Sweden, is expected to enter the suborbital human spaceflight market under the name Spaceport Sweden. The operators of the site…

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2009 – South Korean Spaceports

Naro Space Center in South Korea made its inaugural orbital launch in August 2009. Naro was built on reclaimed land on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is…

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2010 – Country of Curaçao Spaceports

Space Experience Curaçao (SXC), a Dutch company, has proposed using Hato International Airport on the Caribbean island of Curaçao as a base for commercial suborbital spaceflight. Suborbital spacecraft would use…

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2011 – Brazilian Spaceports

After several years of low activity, Brazil pledged in late 2011 to more than double its space budget for the years 2012-2015 with the aim of revitalizing the facilities at…

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