Portugal and USA Study the Creation of a Spaceport at Lajes Airport

Carnegie Mellon University and other American and Portuguese universities are studying the creation of a spaceport at the Lajes International Airport, in Azores (Portugal). The goal is to build a launch facility for low cost rockets with microsatellites and large satellite constellations. This spaceport is just a part of a bigger project: the Azores International Research Center. 

In this study are also included other organizations: the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Azores Regional Government, NASA, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, an American organization, among others. 

 

Read the Portuguese articles at: Expresso (June 25, 2016), Expresso online (June 26, 2016), Público, I love Azores, My Top FM, Açoriano Oriental, O Baluarte de Santa Maria (June 27, 2016), Diário Insular, Tech ITT (June 28, 2016), Correio dos Açores (June 29, 2016), Diário de Notícias, Diário de Notícias Online (July 4, 2016).