Press Release

Space Florida Hosts Cape Canaveral Spaceport Master Plan Public Workshop and Call for Projects

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2013
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (APRIL 22, 2013) – Today, Space Florida announced a public workshop to request comment on its 2013 Cape Canaveral Spaceport Master Plan. The plan, compiled every two to three years, provides information to guide Space Florida in its efforts to modernize and expand infrastructure at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport. BRPH is leading the development of the Spaceport Master Plan for Space Florida. The workshop will take place on Friday, April 26 at the Cape Canaveral Port Authority Chambers and will inform attendees on the current draft of the Spaceport Master Plan and seek comments from attendees.

A number of Space Florida’s proposed projects in the 2010 Spaceport Master Plan were proposed by the Space Florida Board of Directors for funding from the state, the Florida Department of Transportation and other financing sources. A total of $32M in infrastructure funding has been allocated in 2012 and 2013. Projects include the transformation of the Orbiter Processing Facility 3 into the Commercial Crew & Cargo Processing Facility, improvements to Launch Complexes 40 and 46, and a Payload Encapsulation and Integration Facility.

“It is important for the public to participate in this discussion, so we can advance investment in the best infrastructure to benefit Florida’s aerospace industry and economy,” said Mark Bontrager, Vice President of Spaceport Operations for Space Florida.

The Cape Canaveral Spaceport Master Plan Public Workshop will be held April 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. and the Call for Projects from 1 to 2 p.m. at The Canaveral Port Authority Chambers, 445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, Fla., 32920.

SpaceRef staff editor.