Accession Number:

ADA413587

Title:

Environmental Assessment of the Kodiak Launch Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BROWN AND ROOT ENVIRONMENTAL AIKEN SC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

261.0

Abstract:

The Kodiak Launch Complex KLC is a proposed commercial space rocket launch facility to be located on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The purpose of this environmental assessment is to examine the potential for environmental impacts resulting from proposed KLC construction and operation. The proposed KLC would support commercial rocket launches to place small satellites into orbit. Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation AADC, established by the Alaska State Legislature as a public corporation located for administrative purposes within the Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development, would be responsible for construction and operation of the proposed KLC. The Secretary of Transportation has been authorized by the Commercial Space Launch Act to oversee and coordinate U.S. commercial launch activities. The Secretary is implementing this authority through the Federal Aviation Administrations Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation OCST the proposed KLC would be licensed through this office. This environmental assessment will provide input to the OCSTs determination regarding issuance of the KLC license.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE