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ATLANTIC SPACEPORT COMPLEX

ATLANTIC SPACEPORT COMPLEX
PI: Nathaniel Robinson
Co-PI: Darren Cone, John Olivas
Sponsor: FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Vice President for Research
Amount awarded: $85,160

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) commissioned a feasibility study to establish an "open space port" within the Archipelago of the Azores, also known as the Atlantic Spaceport Complex. The UTEP Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research co-leads the effort with UT-Austin Center for Space. The study will assess a full range of pertinent factors to include Portugal′s strategic geographical location, existing space infrastructure, burgeoning entrepreneurial momentum, global reach, and potential of employing its unique corporate and intellectual assets to contribute to, lead, and benefit from the emerging "new space economy" over the next several decades.

Posting date: Fri, 09/01/2017

Award start date: Tue, 08/01/2017
Award end date: Tue, 10/31/2017