Friday, January 21, 2011

Grant May Help Launch Rockets from SLC-46

Florida Today reports the U.S. Air Force has awarded a $30,000 grant to Space Florida to "begin working out the details of a plan to launch to orbit small satellites aboard 60-foot Minotaur rockets from Cape Canaveral."

Earlier this month, the Space Launch Division of the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center/Space Development and Test Wing announced plans to spend up to $48 million to provide Florida-based launch services for the federal government.

The $30,000 first award starts the process for developing a plan for rocket launches from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The survey would determine infrastructure requirements for launches and requirements for facilities to process solid fuel boosters and payloads.

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