Counting Down at the New Mexico Space Port

counting down at the new mexico space portEverything is coming together nicely for the New Mexico space port. Last week all the equipment needed to support the launch are where they need to be. The specially built rail and launch pad, storage facilities, custom built rolling rocket enclosure, launch control center and payload processing center are all there.

The next step for the space port is before the tentative launch date in July is to hook up all the computer systems, laying down wiring, installing radio transmitters, etc. So when this is all done, proper testing of the launcher will take place as the spaceport team does not want to rush the launch date by sloppy evaluation of the launcher.

“Our 56-foot-tall launcher has now been craned onto the launch pad. It’s exciting to see the mobile launch facilities now in position. These major on-site milestones will allow us to execute our site-activation plan — culminating in the multiple space launches we have scheduled for this year,”
said Eric Knight, chief executive officer for UP Aerospace. “With all the major facilities now in place, we can begin to firm up our 2006 space-launch calendar.”

counting down at the new mexico space portEverything is coming together nicely for the New Mexico space port. Last week all the equipment needed to support the launch are where they need to be. The specially built rail and launch pad, storage facilities, custom built rolling rocket enclosure, launch control center and payload processing center are all there.

The next step for the space port is before the tentative launch date in July is to hook up all the computer systems, laying down wiring, installing radio transmitters, etc. So when this is all done, proper testing of the launcher will take place as the spaceport team does not want to rush the launch date by sloppy evaluation of the launcher.

“Our 56-foot-tall launcher has now been craned onto the launch pad. It’s exciting to see the mobile launch facilities now in position. These major on-site milestones will allow us to execute our site-activation plan — culminating in the multiple space launches we have scheduled for this year,”
said Eric Knight, chief executive officer for UP Aerospace. “With all the major facilities now in place, we can begin to firm up our 2006 space-launch calendar.”

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