Commercial rocket launch planned

    Kodiak, Alaska (KINY) The Pacific Spaceport complex will launch its first commercial space flight between April 6-13.

    The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported mariners have been notified by the Coast Guard.  They will also place berms to protect the launch pad and surrounding facilities. 

    Alaska Aerospace has launched 19 rockets in collaboration with government agencies like NASA since the facility opened in 1998.  The growth of the private spaceflight industry should lead to potential for more launches in the future.

    The company launching the flight has not been disclosed due to a non-disclosure agreement.

    Government launches will also continue at the facility.  A Department of Defense missile launch is planned for later this year.




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