Spaceport Members

Spaceport Member map

GSA is a membership organization with members from around the world. This diverse audience includes spaceport industry professionals – operators, suppliers, and government and academic entities involved in the commercial space sector.

Here are our Spaceport Members. The map above corresponds to their locations. 

SPACEPORT MEMBERS

GOVERNMENT, NON-PROFITS,
and ACADEMIC MEMBERS

1

Azores Mission Structure
for Space

Location: Portugal – Azores Islands

The Azores Mission Structure for Space (EMA-Space) is an entity acting under the direct dependency of the Regional Undersecretary of the President, with the goal of manage and coordinate all the infrastructures and technical or scientific activities, directly or indirectly related to Space or the aerospace sector, to be developed in the Azores, and to ensure the implementation and monitoring of the “Azores Strategy for Space”.

spaceazores.pt/en/

EMA-Space is also responsible for:

>> Proceed the regional policies related to the aerospace sector, in coordination with the Portuguese Space Agency – PT Space, of which the Autonomous Region of the Azores is a founding member, following the development of the regional Space sector;
>> Articulate with RAEGE Azores – Atlantic Network of Geodynamic and Space Stations, based in Vila do Porto, island of Santa Maria, the prosecution of the related goals and activities, in its area of intervention and within the scope of their competences;
>> Promote and operationalize the “Azores Strategy for Space”;
>> Prepare the implementation and monitoring plan for the “Azores Strategy for Space” articulating and acting as a contact point in the Azores, for their coordination;
>> Promote the development of scientific research to allow the acquisition of knowledge, new products, processes and services concerning its fields of activity;
>> Strengthen collaboration, articulation and promotion between relevant sectors of economy and investigation, as well as with external entities, with the goal of guaranteeing and hosting projects of an international scientific nature, selecting funding sources related to scientific and technical activity related to the Space;
>> Streamline the existing projects and the growing capabilities of the aerospace sector in the Azores, attracting new projects, initiatives or investments;
>> Ensure the institutional relations with regional, national, European and international entities in their fields of competence;
>> Promote attraction of companies and investors to develop the Azores Space Ecosystem, acting as an entry point;
>> Support the application process concerning licensing and other requirements for the development of space related activities in the Azores, in collaboration with national authorities.

2

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Spaceport (Texas)

Location: U.S. – Texas

The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) serves as a strategic port of entry in the southernmost part of Texas with quick access to the Gulf of Mexico & the US Interstate highway system. 

www.flybrownsville.com

At BRO, we have two runways capable of serving 95% of the existing commercial fleet and 100% of the corporate and general aviation fleet. The airport is equipped with three types of instrument approaches that allow to safely conduct air operations even in adverse weather conditions, a Federal Inspection Station open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and two fixed base operators on the field. 

BRO commissioned a consulting firm to conduct a Spaceport Feasibility Study, the document is in its final stage before 100% deliverables, however, the primary result is a determination of “feasible” for a horizontal-launch concept with an associated spaceport launch site operator’s license for BRO. A horizontal launch capability would demonstrate a full spectrum of spaceport options and would potentially complement the vertical launch capabilities nearby (Boca Chica Launch Site)

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Cecil Spaceport

Cecil Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Florida

Located in Jacksonville, FL, is one of the most unique aerospace facilities in the Southeast U.S. Cecil is home to two rocket test stands, the third-longest runway in Florida (12,500’ x 200’) that can handle any aircraft in the world, a brand-new mission control center, and over three hundred acres reserved specifically for spaceport development.

www.cecilspaceport.com

The spaceport is part of Cecil Airport, which has three other massive runways beyond the primary, hundreds of other acres available for development, and is home to major tenants such as Boeing and Flightstar Aircraft Services. Our Class D airspace provides control for your flight operations without the limitations of busier, airline-filled skies.

Jacksonville possesses three interstates, a deepwater port, and rail.

Be a part of the voice of the emerging global spaceport community.
As the recognized and official organization for spaceports and the spaceport eco-systems worldwide, we provide members with the information, data, research and networking needed for the successful planning, funding, and operation of spaceports around the world.
 

Membership Benefits

  • Valuable networking with spaceport industry professionals
  • Exclusive opportunities to sponsor and promote your spaceport or company on materials and events
  • Ticket(s) included to the GSA Spaceport Summit*
  • A 25% discount for up to 3 people to the SpaceCom Conference* and the Space Mobility Conference* 
  • Inclusion for special panels (i.e. GSA Capitol Hill event) Opportunity to serve on a Advisory group or other special projects
  • Access to reports as they are released.

4

Colorado Air and Space Port

Location: U.S. – Colorado

Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development. Located six miles from Denver International Airport, Colorado Air and Space Port is conveniently accessible.

coloradoairandspaceport.com

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Spaceport Grottaglie

Criptaliae Spaceport

Location: Italy – Grottaglie

Criptaliae is the Spaceport designed in 2018 by Italian Government. Located at Grottaglie Airport, the spaceport will support horizontal take-off and land, Air Launch, Suborbital, and Reentry operations.

6

ELA

Equatorial Launch Australia

Location: Australia – East Arnhem

Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) owns and operates the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC), a multi-user commercial spaceport in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia at 12° S.

ela.space/

With access to the full range of orbits and inclinations from <12 deg to >110 deg (south) we provide the following value-added services supporting the mission and launch:
• Mission/Launch planning and feasibility
• ASA Launch Permit and regulation/compliance management
• Full scope launch preparation and conduct including: logistics, operations management and launch/range control and management
• Recovery of vehicles/stages
• Full test and Range services avail for both commercial and military customers using our Arnhem
Space Test and Evaluation Range (ASTER)
• Payload management
• Fuel/gas production, acquisition, storage and preparation.

In partnership with NASA, ELA launched three rockets to over 300km into space over a 15-day period in June/July 2022. This was both the first ever commercial space launch from Australia and the first ever launch by NASA from a commercial spaceport.

7

ESRANGE

Location: Sweden – Northern area

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is a leading provider of advanced space services including launch, operations, satellite communications, payload development, space engineering, and data analytics.

sscspace.com

Esrange Space Center, located in northern Sweden above the Arctic Circle, is SSC’s operations facility. SSC has been launching suborbital rockets and stratospheric balloons from Esrange for over 50 years and now hosts a rocket testbed and reusable launch vehicle testing facility. 

In 2023, Spaceport Esrange was inaugurated for orbital launches, offering access to space from mainland Europe. With satellite launches to complement the existing space services, SSC helps Earth benefit from Space.

8

Guanacaste Peninsula Spaceport

Location: Costa Rica

 

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Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO)

Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO)

Location: Japan – Taiki-town

Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO) is the first public spaceport in East Asia, located in Taiki-town, Hokkaido, Japan. HOSPO will support the global space business industry as a infrastructure, provide a comfortable development and a business environment for many operators, launchers, manufacturers, etc.,

hokkaidospaceport.com/en

Launch applicable to both east and south direction.
It is suitable for orbit insertion of satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by east-side launch and polar orbit by south-side launch.

Accessible by anyone.
Aerospace-related companies and research institutions are welcome to use the Hokkaido Spaceport’s rocket launch site, experimental facilities, and runways.

Good access and Comportable stay
Within 2.5 hours from Tokyo, Taiki-town has a full range of facilities, including hotels, restaurants, spas, etc.

10

Houston Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Texas

Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community.

www.fly2houston.com/spaceport

Houston Spaceport is located at Ellington Airport, and as a part of the Houston Airport System (HAS) fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet.

In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities. 

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Alaska Aerospace

Kodiak Launch Complex – Pacific Spaceport Complex

Location: U.S. – Alaska

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is a State of Alaska-owned company focused on developing and supporting spaceports to create economic hubs for communities.

www.akaerospace.com

AAC’s Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island, Alaska has been launching suborbital and orbital missions since 1998. This FAA-licensed orbital spaceport provide flexible, responsive and low-cost access to space for government and commercial customers.

AAC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.

AAC also provides support to other spaceports and space companies with technical expertise and deployable range safety and telemetry capabilities.

12

Maritime Launch Services

Maritime Launch

Location: Canada – Nova Scotia

Maritime Launch is a Canadian-owned commercial space company based in Nova Scotia.

This will be Canada’s first commercial orbital launch complex.

www.maritimelaunch.com

Watch Goose 3 Launch 2

It is listed on the Canadian NEO stock exchange under the ticker symbol NEO:MaxQ. Maritime Launch is developing and building Spaceport Nova Scotia, a launch site that will provide satellite delivery services to clients in support of the growing commercial space transportation industry, over the widest range of inclinations available in North America, from a single site.

The development of this facility will allow prospective launch vehicles to place their satellites into low-earth orbit.

13

Midland Int’l Air & Space Port – Midland Dev. Corp.

Location: U.S. – Texas

The Midland International Air & Space Port (MAF) is located half way between Midland and Odessa and ranked eight in Texas for primary commercial service airports.

www.flymaf.com

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Mojave Air Space Port

Mojave Air and Space Port

Location: U.S. – California

America’s First Inland Spaceport
In 2004, Mojave Air and Space Port became the only private airport in the U.S. with a commercial spaceflight license after receiving official licensing by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST). A launch site operator license was granted to the Mojave Airport on June 17.

www.mojaveairport.com

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Oklahoma Air and Space Port

Oklahoma Air and Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Air & Spaceport is one of the nation’s first FAA-licensed spaceports.

hokkaidospaceport.com/en

Operating under the authority of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) the Oklahoma Air and Spaceport manages a 152-mile long by 50-mile wide spaceflight corridor providing a unique northwest (polar) trajectory that is not in Restricted Airspace nor conflicts with Military Operations Areas (MOAs). It boasts one of North America’s largest paved runways at 13,503’ X 300’, providing exceptional horizontal launch and landing capabilities.

This 2,700-acre facility, with its 1,100-acre aerospace industrial park with paved roads, utilities, and fiber, has the potential to foster aerospace research and development, testing, manufacturing, and various launch capabilities. The Oklahoma Air & Spaceport also features an Operations Control Center with Telemetry & Monitoring (T&M) room, manned air traffic control tower, onsite Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue (ARFF) unit, FBO, six large commercial hangars providing 100,000 sf of covered lease space, rail line, 96-acre paved apron, medical clinic, lightning prediction system, and even a 9-hole golf course! Located in rural Oklahoma, it is only 7 miles from Interstate 40 (and Historic Route 66) and 1 ½ hours away from Oklahoma City. Statewide partners include the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City including the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI); the National Weather Service in Norman; three major research universities and numerous regional colleges; three U.S. Air Force bases; and access to Oklahoma’s world-class statewide network of technical training and job skills educational programs offered through Western Technology Center located next door.

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Puerto Rico 5G Zone

Puerto Rico 5G

Location: U.S. – Puerto Rico

PR5G Zone was founded in 2000 with a single mission: to be the most successful, creative and ground-breaking advocate for critical intelligent infrastructure in Puerto Rico. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies.

www.pr5gzone.org

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SaxaVord Spaceport

SaxaVord Spaceport 

Location: U.K. –  Scotland

The SaxaVord Spaceport has been designed to host a wide variety of launch missions on rockets with payloads of up to 1.5 tonnes into Sun-Synchronous, Polar and High Inclination orbits as well as suborbital flights.

saxavord.com

Shetland is the ideal location for Europe’s premier spaceport, with a long history of serving and supplying complex industries such as oil & gas with sophisticated engineering needs and excellent logistics. SaxaVord Spaceport can support a wide range of requirements, from engine test benches to research and development.

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Southern Launch - Australia

Southern Launch 

Location: South Australia – Hindmarsh

Southern Launch manages all aspects relating to space launch missions, from customer-specific launch vehicle selection, associated launch preparation and operations through to mathematical flight performance simulations, safety management and logistics.

Southern Launch offer two spaceport launch facilities:

  1. Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex
  2. Koonibba Test Range

www.southernlaunch.space

Visit Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex

Southern Launch operates the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, located on the tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The site offers direct ascent into polar and sun-synchronous orbits.

The Australian-based spaceport is the only commercial, multi-user site that offers:

  • Proximity to established industry infrastructure that can support rocket launches;
  • Good year-round weather; and
  • Unhindered southward launch trajectories across unpopulated areas with low-density air and nautical traffic lanes.

The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex covers approximately 1200 Ha (2965 acres) of open land with over 6 km (3.72 miles) of ocean frontage.

Visit Koonibba Test Range

Southern Launch manages all aspects relating to space launch missions, from customer-specific launch vehicle selection, associated launch preparation and operations through to mathematical flight performance simulations, safety management and logistics.

The Koonibba Test Range (KTR) was developed by Southern Launch in collaboration with the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation and is Australia’s first licensed space launch facility.

The spaceport is located on the West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, and is Australia’s largest rocket testing facility, specialising in suborbital launches, with:

  • Over 10,000 square kilometres of range area
  • Up to 145km downrange
  • Overland payload recovery
  • Support from the logistics hub of Ceduna

The Koonibba Test Range extends out 145 kilometres over an uninhabited national park, providing companies with the ability to recover their rocket and payload and do further testing and systems validation before launching into orbit, which can then be done from our Whalers Way Orbital Launch Facility.

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Space Florida Cape Canaveral Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Florida

Space Florida is an ‘independent special district’ of the state and serves as the spaceport authority for the Cape Canaveral Spaceport (CCS). The CCS is recognized in Florida statute as encompassing the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station where Space Florida provides a host of services to the growing commercial space marketplace.

www.spaceflorida.gov

Increasingly, those services to the private sector include the ownership of major facilities and equipment, roads and bridges, collaborating with utilities to provide power and commodities, and in certain locations on the CCS Space Florida also provides building permits and Certificates of Occupancy.  All the active pads at the Cape are either owned outright or have significant investments by Space Florida. Collectively, there are over $1.5B in facility and infrastructure investments in the Cape where financing and tax efficiencies by Space Florida have helped to create a manufacturing hub for rockets, capsules, satellites and the supply chain to support those activities. The vast majority of those investments are with private sector capital. Nowhere on earth is the future vision of a commercial spaceport becoming a reality more than at the Cape.

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Space Hub Sutherland

Space Hub Sutherland 

Location: U.K. –  Scotland

The Sutherland spaceport, also known as Space Hub Sutherland, is a planned spaceport to be located in Sutherland in Scotland. It would be the first vertical launch capable spaceport in the United Kingdom.

orbex.space

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Spaceport America

Spaceport America

Location: U.S. – New Mexico

Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world.

SpaceportAmerica.com

The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has a commercial-space friendly environment of 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot runway, vertical launch complexes, and about 340 days of sunshine and low humidity.

Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers at Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic, Boeing, UP Aerospace, EXOS Aerospace, and SpinLaunch.

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Spaceport Australia

SpacePort Australia

Location: Australia – Northern New South Wales

SpacePort Australia® Pty Ltd is an Australian based company committed to the development of an integrated educational, technological and research facility invested in the space industry. They aim to develop technological and biological solutions to aid human exploration of space.

spaceportaustralia.com.au

Based in Moree,
Northern New South Wales. Space Port Australia is committed to the development
of an integrated educational, technological and research facility, invested in the space
industry.
Mission Statement
Space Port Australia® aims to develop technological and biological solutions to aid human
exploration of space.

Biological

  • Human factors and space health 
  • Medical tools and diagnostics suitable to remote and isolated space situations

Technological/electronic

  • Diagnostic and other tools suitable for the use in the space environment

Psychological/community 

  • Additive research into the psychological aspects of space exploration

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Spaceport Brazil
(PR Technologia)

Location: Brazil

 

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Spaceport Cornwall

Spaceport Cornwall 

Location: U.K. – Cornwall

The UK’s first licensed spaceport, Spaceport Cornwall offers a safe, dedicated and responsible way to access space, capable of supporting small satellite launches and connecting people, businesses and ideas.

SpaceportCornwall.com

FIVE MAIN IMPACTS

  • Carbon Emissions
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine Environment
  • On-site Facilities
  • Space Debris

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Stargate Peru

Stargate Peru, SAC

Location: Peru – Piura

Stargate Peru are seeking to build and operate a Pacific Equatorial launching platform to be located at scarcely 510 km away from the Equator, pending the approval of the Peruvian Air Force and the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA).

Stargate Peru are seeking to build and operate a Pacific Equatorial launching platform to be located at scarcely 510 km away from the Equator, pending the approval of the Peruvian Air Force and the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA).

Peru is in the EST time zone. The weather is clear almost entirely year long, with immediate access through the South Pacific Ocean.

Stargate Peru shall position this launching pad in Piura, Peru, as a primary global gateway for satellites and airships, as well as space resources, given Peru’s long-standing history and rich diversity of natural mining resources.

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The Spaceport Company

The Spaceport Company

Location: U.S. – Virginia

The Spaceport Company is building a network of mobile offshore launch and reentry sites to complement existing spaceport capacity and facilitate the development of point-to-point, world-wide, high-speed transportation. Our facilities and operations are designed to expedite regulatory approval and maximize operational flexibility thus enabling the fast, scalable deployment of launch and reentry site capacity in littoral locations across the world.

www.thespaceportcompany.com

Some of The Spaceport Company’s Product Offerings:

• Exclusive-Use
Customer signs a multi-year lease to have a launcher and launch site on-call to provide fast-turnaround “emergency response” to address a crisis on orbit.

• Spaceport as a Service
Multiple customers agree to share one spaceport vessel and one sea-based range. Have your own spaceport and your own launch range for a given period every year.  

• Campaign
Customer pays for access to a spaceport vessel and sea-based launch range for a one-time campaign. Great way to get started.

• Commercial Responsive Launch
Spaceport vessel, launcher, and satellite servicing vehicle are kept “on-call”, ready to launch within hours, to respond to a satellite in distress on orbit.

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Fly Space Coast

Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority

Location: U.S. – Florida

Located in east central Florida on the “Space Coast,” the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority was established to oversee a system of airports in Brevard County that include Space Coast Regional Airport, Merritt Island Airport, and Arthur Dunn Airpark. The Authority is now pleased to introduce its newest venture, the FAA-licensed Exploration Spaceport at Space Coast Regional Airport.

Exploration Spaceport has it all – its nearby proximity to the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station provides a variety of unique advantages and opportunities to aerospace-industry businesses wanting to locate or expand within a burgeoning community, which just so happens to have a very celebrated history with the U.S. Space Program.

In addition to its premier locale, Exploration Spaceport offers proximity to rail service; port amenities, including FTZ-136; and major thoroughfares that include I-95, U.S. Highway 1, and SR 528. 

Together with the Space Coast’s 72 miles of coastline, pristine beaches, and numerous outdoor recreational activities, a mere 45-minute trek to the west will transport residents and their guests to Orlando and all of its legendary theme parks and attractions. Florida’s temperate climate and business-friendly tax structure round out just a few of the key benefits of living and working on the Space Coast.

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Virginia Spaceport Authority

Virginia Spaceport Authority

Location: U.S. – Virginia

The Virginia Spaceport Authority owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. MARS offers three launch pads, an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Airfield, the newest Payload Processing Facility (PPF) in the United States, and an Integration and Control Facility (ICF) to meet customer needs for launch, range testing and research. The spaceport is FAA licensed for vertical launches to orbit and conducts business with NASA through a Space Act Agreement and IDIQ contract.

www.vaspace.org

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Waco Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Texas

Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO) is the first public spaceport in East Asia, located in Taiki-town, Hokkaido, Japan. HOSPO will support the global space business industry as a infrastructure, provide a comfortable development and a business environment for many operators, launchers, manufacturers, etc.,

hokkaidospaceport.com/en

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Greater Yuma

YUMA Spaceport

Location: U.S. – Arizona

The Greater Yuma Arizona region is made up of four states and two countries, serving a population of over 1.5 million people. Our growing defense and aerospace industry thrive in our optimum climate and state of the art infrastructure support for research and development, testing and manufacturing. 

greateryuma.org

This region is entering the Space Launch sector due to our enviable controlled airspace and facilities that support the needs of companies launching to lower earth orbit, as well as the companies needing to launch and test ballistics. This region is leading the research and deployment of robotics, drones and laser technology that will change the way our food is grown, harvested and processed, while constantly striving for food safety guidelines that will be the example for the country and the world.