Spaceport

Virgin Galactic Completes Second Successful Glide Test at Spaceport America

June 25, 2020- Sierra County, New Mexico Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, has completed its second glide flight held at the Spaceport America facility in Southern New Mexico. New Mexico Spaceport Authority’s Director of Aerospace Operations, Dr. Bill Gutman, said “Virgin Galactic continues to work steadily towards their goal of flying aspiring astronauts to [...]

Virgin Galactic Completes Second Successful Glide Test at Spaceport America2020-06-26T14:07:43-06:00

$8 million Construction Project Completed at Spaceport America All NM Contractors + $500,000 in NMGRT for Sierra County

June 18, 2020 – HAPSMobile, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp., and its partner AeroVironment, Inc. announced new operations center at Spaceport America in New Mexico on June 11. The companies are developing an unmanned solar-powered High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS).The stratospheric telecommunications platform, a so-called cell-tower in the sky, is designed to [...]

$8 million Construction Project Completed at Spaceport America All NM Contractors + $500,000 in NMGRT for Sierra County2020-06-18T14:08:30-06:00

Global Telecommunications Company Signs Lease at Spaceport America HAPSMobile will develop High Altitude Platform in New Mexico

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. – HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) has chosen New Mexico’s Spaceport America for test operations and development of a specialized communications platform designed to provide internet connectivity to hard-to-reach places around the globe, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. The company, along [...]

Global Telecommunications Company Signs Lease at Spaceport America HAPSMobile will develop High Altitude Platform in New Mexico2020-06-11T14:11:13-06:00

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America

LAS CRUCES, N.M.–Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“Virgin Galactic” or “the Company”) and The Spaceship Company (“TSC”) today announced the successful completion of its first SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. This glide flight marks the inaugural solo flight of VSS Unity in New Mexico and as such is an important flight test milestone [...]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Flight From Spaceport America2020-05-02T14:10:35-06:00

Spaceport America Team Supports Essential Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Spaceport America, NM – April 30, 2020 –  While the entire world is in various stages of Stay at Home orders, the team at Spaceport America continues to provide essential services while following State of New Mexico Public Health Orders with guidance from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. All non-essential work has been paused, and the Spaceport [...]

Spaceport America Team Supports Essential Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic2020-05-01T14:09:31-06:00

2020 Spaceport America Cup Cancelled

March 24, 2020 Spaceport America, NM – Spaceport America and the Experimental Sounding Rocket Association (ESRA) have made the difficult decision to cancel the fourth annual Spaceport America Cup that was scheduled for June 16 – 20, 2020 at Spaceport America. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made based on the Centers [...]

2020 Spaceport America Cup Cancelled2020-03-24T14:09:38-06:00

Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc., a vertically integrated aerospace company, has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space building. Dan Hicks, Spaceport America’s Executive Director, congratulated the Virgin Galactic team, saying “This truly is the dawn of a [...]

Spaceport America Welcomes Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Unity2020-02-15T13:10:38-07:00

Economic Impact of Spaceport America is Announced

New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Daniel Hicks and Moss Adams Consulting Partner Dr. John Tysseling discussed the current and future economic impacts of Spaceport America at a news conference yesterday at the New Mexico State Capitol. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham also announced the names of companies that have recently announced their plans to locate [...]

Economic Impact of Spaceport America is Announced2020-02-01T13:08:56-07:00

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit

January 9, 2020 – Yesterday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off New Mexico’s first Space Valley Summit, an event that brought together the federal and state leaders of New Mexico’s space industry. Facilitated by Dan Hicks, Executive Director of the NM Spaceport Authority, New Mexico State University Chancellor Dr. Dan Arivzu, and Dr. Thomas Cooley, Chief [...]

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Kicks Off First Space Valley Summit2020-01-10T13:09:42-07:00

With Interest in Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches Merchandise Store

SPACEPORT AMERICA – December 3, 2019 – With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon, as well as major advances being made in the aerospace industry, public interest in space is at an all-time high. To celebrate this renewed interest in space, Spaceport America has launched an e-commerce site, offering [...]

With Interest in Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches Merchandise Store2019-12-06T13:13:35-07:00