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Maritime Launch releasing Request for Sources Sought to expand team and select A&E Owner Authorized Representative

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Maritime Launch
April 5, 2023
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Maritime Launch releasing Request for Sources Sought to expand team and select A&E Owner Authorized Representative
Maritime Launch

Maritime Launch Services Inc. (NEO: MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF), developer of Canada’s first commercial spaceport, Spaceport Nova Scotia, is seeking candidate firms and individuals to serve as the Architectural and Engineering Design (A&E), Owner Authorized Representative (OAR), and support the expansion of small class launch vehicle offerings at Spaceport Nova Scotia.

“As the significant demand for launch from Canada has increased and the payload backlog at other global sites has increased, Maritime Launch has received statements of interest from numerous launch vehicle developers. Due to this demand, we are currently reviewing proposals, and will down-select candidate small class launch vehicles that may be incorporated into the Spaceport Nova Scotia offerings to industry,” says Stephen Matier, President and CEO, Maritime Launch Services. “With the first phase of construction now complete, our call for Sources Sought will ensure we select the right candidate who will work with us to select the A&E Design firm and evaluate the launch site layout and safely maximize Spaceport Nova Scotia’s offerings to our growing satellite client base.”

Maritime Launch has completed the initial road network construction and the interim design layout for the medium class launch anchor tenant for the site. Prior to the start of the second phase of construction at the site of Spaceport Nova Scotia, Maritime Launch will select the OAR candidate.

The selected firm or individuals will support Maritime Launch in site configuration, facility requirements, Launch Vehicle interface requirements and operational requirements including, but not limited to, owner supplied equipment, security, maintenance, staffing levels, and operations management. The selected candidate will work in close coordination with the construction manager for Spaceport Nova Scotia, Lindsay Construction.

All interested parties are requested to submit their capabilities and qualifications to Maritime Launch. Submissions of any information in response to this notice is voluntary. Responses shall include comprehensive experience in the following:

  • Develop an owner statement of requirements for each facility
  • Tender A&E design packages
  • Review drawings and specifications and direct A&E design firms
  • Review and manage budgets associated with design and construction
  • During construction, act as a liaison between design teams, contractors, and owner-supplied equipment suppliers

The Sources Sought RFI will be available to interested bidders on April 10th and posted on Proposals will be received until May 15, 2023, at 11:59pm and must be submitted electronically to

About Maritime Launch Services

Maritime Launch is a Canadian-owned commercial space company based in Nova Scotia. Maritime Launch is developing Spaceport Nova Scotia, a launch site that will provide satellite delivery services to clients in support of the growing commercial space transportation industry over a wide range of inclinations. The development of this facility will serve the constellation market clients delivering global broadband, near earth imaging and other science related activities. This will be the first commercial orbital launch complex in Canada.

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