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Year: 2015
New Zealand gained a potential spaceport as U.S. company Rocket Lab began construction of an orbital launch site in December 2015. Rocket Lab intends to complete launch site construction in early 2016 and begin flight tests of their Electron rocket.
Year: 2013
Country: Brazil, Ukraine
In 2003, Brazil made an agreement with the government of Ukraine to bring a modernized version of the Soviet-era Cyclone rocket to its Alcântara Launch Center. This would couple the proven reliability of the Ukrainian launch vehicle with the advantageous equatorial location of Alcântara to offer...
Year: 2011
Country: Brazil
After several years of low activity, Brazil pledged in late 2011 to more than double its space budget for the years 2012-2015 with the aim of revitalizing the facilities at its Alcântara spaceport located on the northern coast of the country. Following a launch pad explosion in 2003 that killed 21...
Year: 2010
Space Experience Curaçao (SXC), a Dutch company, has proposed using Hato International Airport on the Caribbean island of Curaçao as a base for commercial suborbital spaceflight. Suborbital spacecraft would use the airport’s existing runway, along with new terminal facilities. In October 2010,...
Year: 2009
Country: Sweden, United States
Esrange, a small launch site located near Kiruna in northern Sweden, is expected to enter the suborbital human spaceflight market under the name Spaceport Sweden. The operators of the site entered into a “sister spaceport” agreement with Spaceport America in January 2009 to promote the industry...
Year: 2009
Country: South Korea
Naro Space Center in South Korea made its inaugural orbital launch in August 2009. Naro was built on reclaimed land on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula and is administered by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), South Korea’s civil space agency. The space center supports...
Year: 2008
Country: South Korea
Proposed Spaceports A new spaceport is in development at Naro, South Korea. Naro Space Center has been built on reclaimed land on the south tip of the Korean peninsula and is administered by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, South Korea’s civil space agency. The space center will support...
Year: 2008
Country: Sweden
Esrange is a small spaceport located near Kiruna in northern Sweden. It was founded in 1964 by the European Space Research Organization, the predecessor to ESA, and in 1972 was transferred to the Swedish Space Corporation. Thus far, only suborbital rockets and high altitude balloons have been...
Year: 2008
Country: Iran
Proposed Spaceports
Year: 2008
Country: Israel
Palmachim Air Force Base is an active Israeli Air Force base that also serves as a missile test range and launch site for Israel’s Shavit 1 launcher. The vehicle has been used exclusively to launch Israel’s Ofeq reconnaissance satellites, the mainstay of its space program. The first successful...

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