spaceport


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spaceport

[′spās‚pȯrt]
(aerospace engineering)
An installation used to test and launch spacecraft.
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Mr Kerr gave a speech during the debate on the bill, specifically calling for Scotland to have a dedicated spaceport to ensure the country is at the forefront of the technology.
Developing airports to be able to host operations of launch vehicles promises to bring down the cost of launching payloads into space tremendously" said Ken Ibold, senior aviation consultant for RS&H and the firm's project manager for spaceport development at airports.
The Sci-Fi Icons exhibition at Spaceport features a private collection of Star Wars memorabilia from one of the UK's biggest collectors.
New Mexicos restricted airspace, technical workforce, decades of experience working with NASA, and the inland location of the Spaceport make it the ideal location for Boeing to conduct the Phantom Express development contract, Senator Udall said.
The case for Llanbedr to become a spaceport was championed again at the UK Space conference in Manchester, the largest forum for the UK and international space community.
The Camden County Board of Commissioners and County Administrator Steve Howard welcomed Vector to the future site of Spaceport Camden to conduct an initial set of ground operations on its full-scale Mechanical Engineering Unit (MEU) of the Vector-R rocket and the associated Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL).
The location of the spaceport was decided to be in an isolated town on the eastern cost of Nova Scotia.
Under the terms of the MOU, partners have agreed to investigate the launch capability at the Campbeltown Spaceport and develop feasibility and business cases, as well as engaging with government and other stakeholders to advance the UK space industry.
We are 100 per cent confident of having a spaceport ready for rocket launch within the next three years.
A town capable of housing 25,000 individuals, 71 miles of roads and another 77 miles of railways was part of the construction expense of the new spaceport.
Garvey Spacecraft Corporation selected Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska on Kodiak Island as host range for the next phase of the company's Nanosat Launch Vehicle flight test program.