Commercial Spaceports Highlight Economic Development Prospects Written 27 November 2019

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Space News reports that commercial spaceports increasingly are highlighting their potential as “centers of economic development, including those without any launch activity.” Houston Spaceport General Manager Arturo Machuca said, “We decided we were not going to build our business case immediately around operations.” He explained, “We determined that there were too few players, in terms of operators.” The spaceport has focused on “building infrastructure like roads and utilities that could host additional companies.” Colorado Air and Spaceport Director David Ruppel “said he’s had some success attracting companies, like Reaction Engines, that want to do engine testing there, and is working on a spaceport master plan to guide future development.”
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