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News Archive / Tagged: Space Florida

  • OneWeb and Airbus open facility for mass production of communication satellites

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 23rd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- OneWeb Satellites, a joint-venture company started by OneWeb and Airbus in 2016, has opened the first facility that will mass produce communication satellites, with the goal of providing broadband Internet access worldwide.

  • Firefly Aerospace begins operations at Cape Canaveral Spaceport

    Mike HowardFebruary 22nd, 2019

    As the age where space efforts strictly being a federal affair fades, a new era, one where private companies act as the "tip of the spear" expands. One such company, Firefly Aerospace, has opened the door even further with an announcement made on Feb. 22.

  • Once used for Shuttle landings, iconic runway cleared for horizontal launches

    Jim SharkeyNovember 10th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — With the close of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, the future of the facilities that supported the program was in doubt. The mantra of Kennedy Space Center becoming a "multi-user spaceport" was drummed out at every event where the center's future was discussed. With every passing day, that mantra appears to becoming a reality.

  • NewSpace gaining more real estate at Kennedy

    Collin SkocikJune 24th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space Florida, the aerospace economic development agency of the State of Florida, will be meeting in Tampa in the next week to provide some $18 million of state money to help Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) and Blue Origin, LLC, to develop new facilities at Kennedy Space Center. 

  • Florida space leaders to visit capitol on February 14

    Press ReleaseJanuary 16th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL (January 16, 2018) – Promoting the economic impact of the space industry, Florida’s aerospace leaders will visit Tallahassee on February 14, 2018, for Florida Space Day, sharing with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation.

  • Space Florida’s DiBello details space efforts at NSCFL 2017

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 10th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Tuesday, May 9, the National Space Club Florida Committee met for their monthly luncheon with Frank DiBello serving as the keynote speaker.

  • Coleman Aerospace opens new facility on Space Coast

    Heather SmithFebruary 26th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On Feb. 24, 2017, Coleman Aerospace unveiled its new Space Coast Integration & Test Facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The new site was previously used by the U.S. Air Force for rocket processing.

  • Pathfinder for Minotaur IV rocket stacked at SLC-46

    Derek RichardsonFebruary 13th, 2017

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In an effort to ready Space Launch Complex (SLC) 46 for launching an Orbital ATK Minotaur IV rocket later this year, three inert pathfinder motors were stacked at the pad. Space Florida invited the media to see the completed stack on Feb. 12, 2017.

  • We Are Go Florida – Becoming a Vacationaut

    Mackenzie KaneOctober 25th, 2016

    When your average family or traveler finds their way to the Sunshine State, their first thoughts are, typically, which theme park to tackle first, or which beaches to visit before returning home. But what if there was something just as awe-inspiring as an immense theme park or white sandy beaches?

  • Space Florida seeking funding to help SpaceX modify LC-39A

    Bart LeahyOctober 23rd, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The Orlando Sentinel has reported that Space Florida, the state’s space business development organization, is helping SpaceX obtain funding from the Florida Department of Transportation. The $5 million would help the Hawthorne, California-based company modify LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center.

  • Moon Express on recent expansion: ‘We’re committed to the Space Coast’

    Jason RhianJuly 13th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Moon Express Inc., one of the competitors under the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, announced on Tuesday, July 12, that it had entered into an agreement with the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing to license the historic Space Launch Complexes 17 and 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • OneWeb announces Florida-based satellite production facility

    Jason RhianApril 19th, 2016

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Satellite manufacturer OneWeb is thinking about oranges, Sun-drenched beaches, and Disney World... well, sort of. The Channel Islands-based company has inked an agreement with Space Florida that could see as many as 250 high-tech jobs brought to Florida's Space Coast.

  • Blue Origin to make commercial space announcement at Cape Canaveral

    Jason RhianAugust 24th, 2015

    Blue Origin's founder, Jeff Bezos, will host an event at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Sept. 15. Not much has been said about the event other than it will be about the emerging commercial launch industry. Speculation has it, a new launch vehicle might be joining those already at the Cape.

  • New life: SLC-46 renovated for flights of Orion, Minotaur IV

    Jason RhianJuly 16th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Florida, the Sunshine State’s organization tasked with the maintenance and expansion of the aerospace industry, announced on July 15 that one of Cape Canaveral’s sites, Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), would be renovated to support upcoming missions. This comes at a time when the term “multi-user spaceport” is used and, with […]

  • NASA’s historic Shuttle Landing Facility enters new era

    Collin SkocikJune 24th, 2015

    For three decades, the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF ) has been a mainstay at Kennedy Space Center. At 15,000 feet (4,572 m) long, it is the 18th longest runway in the world and is also maintains a major place in history as the ending point of the majority of Space Shuttle missions. Up to now, the […]