Space Florida – Cape Canaveral Commercial Spaceport Development – Florida - Project Profile
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Space Florida, the Florida state’s aerospace development agency, is planning to undertake the construction of a commercial spaceport project in Brevard County, Florida, the US.
The project involves the construction of a commercial spaceport on 60.7ha of land. It includes the construction of launch-pads, a 4,572m long, 913 wide runway, a parking apron, a 33.5m tall air traffic control tower that features a 24-hour weather-observing facility and related facilities, and the installation of radar and launch machines.
BRPH Companies Inc has been appointed as the master planner to develop the project. AECOM has been appointed as Engineering Design consultant.
In July 2013, Space Florida initiated the environmental study process and in February 2014, the project faced protest due to environmental issues.
The Florida state government directed Nasa to transfer 60.7ha of land to Space Florida for the development of the facility.
On June 22, 2015, NASA signed a 30-year lease agreement with Space Florida and transferred the former shuttle landing facility land.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) environmental review of the site is underway.
In December 2016, a public workshop held on Cape Canaveral Spaceport master plan.
The project involves the construction of a spaceport on 60.7ha of land on Shiloh site at the north end of Kennedy Space Center and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, the US.
The US$500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of launch pads
2. Construction of a 4,572m long, 913 wide runway
3. Construction of a parking apron
4. Construction of a 33.5m tall air traffic control tower