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Sen. Begich Advocates for Kodiak Launch Complex


U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today sent a letter to the Commander of the Air Force Space Command, General William Shelton, urging him to maximize the use of the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC) in Kodiak, Alaska.

In the letter, Sen. Begich points out KLC is the nation’s only high-latitude full service spaceport and is uniquely-positioned to support launches into polar orbit. Begich wants to ensure Alaska’s space infrastructure is considered by the Department of Defense for upcoming launch opportunities to promote business and jobs in the state. Begich asks the General to let the senator know how the Air Force may be able to further integrate KLC into future space launch capabilities as an efficient and cost-effective facility.

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