Spaceport America Enhancing Vertical Launch Capability

Spaceport America Receives Repeat Federal Infrastructure Grant

"These matching funds from the FAA are crucial for improving our vertical launch capabilities and expanding services for our launch customers," said New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) Executive Director, Christine Anderson. The roll-back vehicle integration building will be located inside the Vertical Launch Area (VLA) of Spaceport America and will be able to accommodate the larger vehicles that are under development. "Currently, we can only accommodate vehicles up to approximately 24 feet long and five feet wide," said Anderson. "New vehicles under development are much longer, and some have wings for gliding recovery," explained Anderson. "The new roll-back vehicle integration building will let us handle these new vehicles as they come on line."

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