26 December 2013
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has signed its first tenant agreement at Cecil Spaceport with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc.
Atlanta-based GO said it will utilize Cecil´s hangar space, its 12,500-foot runway and the safe flight paths that have already been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), among other things, to support its commercial flight and horizontal launch program.
As part of the memorandum of understanding signed on December 18, 2013, JAA will make available to GO at a mutually negotiated rate, hangar space and payload integration facilities, rocket storage facilities, office space for GO crew and staff, range equipment and launch command and control facilities and equipment. Additionally, GO will have access to runway facilities, rocket test areas, coordination with FAA range authorities and air traffic control.
The agreement between JAA and GO is for an initial period of two years, with the option to renew for three, one-year terms.
Generation Orbit serves micro and nano satellite developers struggling to find dedicated and cost-effective space access by offering fast, flexible and dedicated primary launch manifesting through GOLauncher, an air-launched space transportation system specifically designed for small payloads. For more information, visit: www.generationorbit.com