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Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Eastern Range Commercial Option

By Marc Boucher
NASA Watch
July 14, 2013
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Air Force considers privatizing Cape operations, Florida Today
Under a preliminary concept to be discussed in a public forum Thursday and Friday in Colorado Springs, responsibilities now handled by the 45th Space Wing would be turned over to a spaceport operator approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Posted on the Federal Business Opportunities web site is an invitation to attend a public forum in Colorado Springs “to discuss a potential future concept to convert the Eastern Range (in part or whole) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) from an Air Force managed range to an FAA-licensed commercial launch site (i.e., a spaceport).
Marc’s note: Now here’s an interesting development. While this is still very preliminary, a discussion only, it does reflect the growing move towards the commercial sector and the fiscal reality of the times.

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