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Houston’s Ellington Airport is Site for Nation’s 10th Commercial Spaceport

Posted August 26, 2015 by Silvia Zurita in Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Engineering

Houston will host to the tenth commercial spaceport in the United States, following approval announced June 30 from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has received a Launch Site License from the FAA that will allow the agency to establish Ellington Airport as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV).

HAS will now move forward with development of infrastructure and support facilities to allow for RLVs, which will require horizontal launches.

“We are finalizing HAS’ Capital Improvement Plan budget. We are allocating $25 million for what will be the initial development at the Houston Spaceport,” Arturo Machuca, general manager at Ellington Airport, tells ENR. “We are calling this development the “Aerospace Design & Solutions Lab”; the final concept will be complete by the end of December 2015.”

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