Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority's / MARS:
On July 27, 2007, E'Prime Aerospace Corporation selected Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority's FAA Licensed Launch site, MARS, as the primary location for its planned canister launch activities. "We look forward to working with E'Prime Aerospace during the development and demonstration of your (E'Prime's) space launch vehicle and support systems. We will provide our technical expertise and technologies in the areas of launch site facilities and operations and launch range operations to E'Prime's development effort...," wrote Billie M. Reed, Ph.D. Executive Director.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA/AST):
On August 9, 2007, E'Prime Aerospace Corporation began the formal launch license process by entering the 'Expendable Launch Vehicle Pre-Application Consultation' phase of the licensing process at FAA. E'Prime seeks a launch/reentry specific license which authorizes you to conduct one or more launches or reentries having the same operational parameters of one type of launch or reentry vehicle operating at one launch or reentry site. The license identifies, by name or mission, each activity authorized under the license. Your authorization to operate terminates when you complete all launches or reentries authorized by the license or the expiration date stated in the license, whichever occurs first. The specific Application Procedures are described in 14 CFR Part 413.
"The MARS launch site is conveniently situated to our corporate office now located in the Metropolitan DC area. The selection of a launch site is a major step forward and application for a launch license establishes E'Prime's intentions with the FAA and our customers, both commercial and government," stated E'Prime President, James D Oldham.
On August 24, 2007, in accordance to the requirements described in 14 CFR Part 420.15(a)(3), E'Prime Aerospace Corporation submitted the Policy Review document 415.25 for launch license to FAA/AST License and Safety Division. The Policy Review and Approval, 415.25, identifies the model and configuration of any launch vehicle proposed for launch; flight azimuths, trajectories, and associated ground tracks and impact points; identifies structural, pneumatics, propulsion, electrical and avionics systems used in the launch vehicle and all propellants. A major element of the policy review is the interagency evaluation of the proposal. An interagency review allows government agencies to examine the proposed operation from their unique perspectives.
The following steps represent a top-level view of the complete license application process:
"With the assistance of the Office of Commercial Space (FAA/AST) and our associated service contractors and consultants, our team will complete the licensing process as quickly as possible. With the Policy review submitted, our focus is now on developing our launch facility at MARS and the infrastructure to support our canister launch program," stated E'Prime President, James D Oldham.
About E'Prime Aerospace Corporation:
Securing unique and proprietary technology derived from the Peacekeeper Missile System, E'Prime Aerospace Corporation obtains a leading industry position implementing the most accurate, efficient, reliable and cost effective launch program available worldwide. These vehicles will provide a reliable cost-competitive alternative to E'Prime's liquid fueled competitors. The 'E'Prime Canister Launch Program' will prove to be the most powerful rapid deployable launch vehicle program in the world, with the capability of launching multiple payloads in a very short period of time. http://www.eprimeaerospace.com
About Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS):
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, in partnership with NASA, offers a "one stop shopping" place for low cost, safe, reliable, user friendly space launch facilities and services for commercial, government and scientific/academic users, both foreign and domestic. MARS' mission is to develop and operate a multi user spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility which provides low cost, safe, reliable, "schedule friendly" space access to commercial, government, and academic users. In partnership with...Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, NASA, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Old Dominion University, Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology and Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Partnership. http://www.marsspaceport.com/index.htm
About Federal Aviation Administration (FAA/AST):
The Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is the only space-related line of business within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). AST was established in 1984 as the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST) in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation within the Department of Transportation. AST was transferred to the FAA in November 1995. The Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Regulates the commercial space transportation industry, to ensure compliance with international obligations of the United States and to protect the public health and safety, safety of property, and national security and foreign policy interests of the United States; Encourages, facilitates, and promotes commercial space launches and reentries by the private sector; Recommends appropriate changes in Federal statutes, treaties, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures; and Facilitates the strengthening and expansion of the United States space transportation infrastructure. http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/about/
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