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Monday, April 26, 2010

Kodiak, Alaska Readies for Business!

Alaska's remote Kodiak Launch Complex is state-of-the-art, has a perfect mission record, and will soon be able to launch a satellite-carrying rocket within 24 hours of mission go-ahead [AvWeek].

1 comment:

The Yellow Porcupine said...

The KLC has not launched any rockets since 2008; one of its past launches was destroyed one minute after launch.
The launch tower (known in Kodiak as "Faulty Tower") sits atop a major earthquake fault. The Alaska Aerospace Corporation just asked the Alaska State Legislature for $4 million because it can't pay its bills. Launch revenues have never covered operating costs.