Sunday, June 6, 2010

Limited Range

Florida Today has an article about the Eastern Range monitoring technology at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and President Obama's proposal to spend $2 billion to modernize it.

"I think there is no question that the Cape is as viable as any place in the world to compete for commercial launches," Space Florida President Frank DiBello said. "What we need to do is streamline operations and make this an efficient and inexpensive place to launch."

The first step toward doing that, according to the Obama plan — which is still under intense scrutiny by Congress — is upgrading the Eastern Range, which provides tracking and safety services for all launches from the Cape and KSC.

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