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Showing posts with label Jacksonville (Florida). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jacksonville (Florida). Show all posts

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

As feds look at space launch regulations, Jacksonville's Cecil Field Spaceport may be in good position


As feds look at space launch regulations, Jacksonville's Cecil Spaceport may be in good position


Article Excerpt: "... Jacksonville is anticipating its first launch from Cecil Spaceport toward the end of 2021. Huntsville-based Aevum Inc. has won a $4.9 million contract from the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center to launch small satellites to low-Earth orbit from Cecil Spaceport in Jacksonville. ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

More Reading: Cecil Field Florida was once known as the Navy's Master Jet Base. In the early to mid 1980's this Naval Air Station fed A-7 Corsair Light Attack Bombers from such squadrons as VA-203, under beloved 1985 Commanding Officer Captain Bill "Wild Bill" Weiler, to Atlantic Fleet Carriers. The first Atlantic Fleet Squadrons to fly the A-7 Corsair II, the F/A-18 Hornet, the S-3A and S-3B Viking, and the ES-3A Shadow were all based at NAS Cecil Field. NAS Cecil Field squadrons again made history during the Gulf War, marking the final combat deployment for the A-7E Corsair II and the first combat operations for the S-3B Viking.