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Maritime Launch Services Submits Proposal for a Spaceport to Nova Scotia Environment Department

Maritime Launch Services will hear back sometime this summer in regards to its environmental

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

assessment.

MLS registered its Canso spaceport facility for environmental assessment on July 4. Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller will render her decision on or before August 23. The  Environment Department will accept public comments on the registration until August 3.

Construction on the project is expected to last 18 months, followed by six months of commissioning. In May, MLS CEO Steve Matier   said they would like to see construction begin next spring with the ultimate goal of a 2021 launch.  MLS selected a site near the Canso-Hazel Hill as the site for its rocket launch facility in 2017.

The Department of Environment Web site describes the project as a private commercial launch site, located approximately 2-3 kilometers south of Canso. The Web site also states the main project includes a launch control center, as well as a horizontal integration facility and a vertical launch area connected by a 2.4 kilometers transportation route, including a road and a railway.

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Maritime Launch Services says it’s still on target for a 2021 Launch at its Spaceport in Canso-Hazel Hill

A representative from Maritime Launch Services says the company is still aiming for a launch in

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

2021.

Last year, MLS CEO Steve Matier said he hoped to break ground this spring. On May 23, Matier said part of that hope was his optimism in being able to work through the regulatory process without any delays or issues. He added the company hasn’t changed its construction schedule or plans but they are recognizing the realism of what it takes to get though the process.

 

Matier said he visited the site last week to meet with investors and engineering firms as well as take part in a community liaison committee meeting last Wednesday. If MLS gets all of its regulatory processes completed by the end of the summer, they hope to do some groundbreaking on road work and site in the fall. Matier added the regulatory process is out of the company’s control.

Construction on the project is expected to last 18 months, followed by six months of commissioning. Ideally, said Matier, they would like to see construction begin next spring with the ultimate goal of a 2021 launch.  MLS selected a site near the Canso-Hazel Hill as the site for its rocket launch facility in 2017.

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Maritime Launch Services working towards goal of Establishing a Spaceport in Guysborough

Progress is being made towards development of a space port in the Canso area according to the companies president. Steve Matier says that Maritime Launch

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

Services has been working feverishly to complete environmental assessments, signing deals with partners and listening to public feedback.

Matier says that the process is slow for submitting assessments, but the group is working hard to achieve their goal of groundbreaking in the Spring of 2018:
Matier says that he and other representatives from MLS will be holding a public engagement session in Canso on October 14th to gather more information from the public. One issue MLS is seeking to clarify is the moose population in the area where they intend to launch the Cyclone 4M Rockets.
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Maritime Launch Services announces progress in its plans for a Spaceport in Guysborough County

An update has been provided on space launch in the Canso area. In March, Maritime Launch Services picked an area near Canso, Hazel Hill and Little Dover to be

A Cyclone 4M Rocket from Ukraine that will be used by Maritime Launch Services to send satellites into space from the Canso/Hazel Hill area.

the site for a commercial spaceport that would launch rockets into space.

The group announced that Lindsay Construction has joined the team as a Construction Management partner. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in Spring of 2018, and an open house will be held in the coming months to discuss environmental concerns, that includes a Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge Study. MLS promises to have an assessment released by the end of the year.