Spaceports

U.S. Spaceports


2017 – U.S. Spaceports

During 2017, ## spaceports were used by U.S. orbital launch operators: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida; Kennedy Space Center (KSC),... During 2017, five spaceports were used by U.S.…

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2016 – U.S. Spaceports

Three spaceports conducted orbital launch operations from the United States in 2016: Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). CCAFS…

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2015 – U.S. Spaceports

In the United States and its territories, ##% of the spaceports have active launch site operator licenses granted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The remaining ##% of U.S.…

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2007 – U.S. Spaceports

Oklahoma Spaceport received an FAA license for suborbital flights in June 2006. Blue Origin, founded by Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, received an experimental permit in 2006 for its West Texas launch…

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2008 – U.S. Spaceports

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) lies on the Atlantic shore of Florida, almost directly east of Orlando, and adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The spaceport supports a…

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2009 – U.S. Spaceports

Groundbreaking for Spaceport America, located in southern New Mexico on the outskirts of the White Sands Missile Range, took place in June 2009. Construction began on its 3,000-meter (10,000-foot) main…

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2010 – U.S. Spaceports

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the primary NASA launch facility, is entering a period of fundamental change. The retirement of the shuttle and the end of work on main elements…

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2011 – U.S. Spaceports

The Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, is the only spaceport in the United States that currently supports orbital human spaceflight, and it has been dramatically affected by the end of…

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2012 – U.S. Spaceports

The United States is home to several spaceports operated by the military or NASA; others are run by public-private partnerships as commercial entities. The largest and most sophisticated U.S. spaceports…

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2013 – U.S. Spaceports

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) occupy neighboring sites in the state of Florida, and are responsible for the bulk of U.S. launch activity. KSC…

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