Exploration Park

Summary

Exploration Park is a partnership formed in 2011[1] between NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Space Florida. There are 299 Acres on KSC property, but outside the NASA badge controlled area.[2][3]

As of March 2016, companies have the opportunity to lease office or research facilities, or build their own facilities. The park is aimed at research and development, office, and light manufacturing commercial activities.[4] The leased land and agreement with Space Florida is a part of the NASA's efforts to "grow and deploy commercial space capabilities."[1]

  • Space Life Sciences Lab is a major facility on site[citation needed]
  • CASIS is a current customer[citation needed]
  • Blue Origin is currently building a launch vehicle production facility on the property.[5][6]
  • OneWeb is building a satellite manufacturing facility onsite.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Partnering with KSC". nasa.gov. 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  2. ^ "ExplorationPark.com". explorationpark.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  3. ^ "Exploration Park - Space Florida". spaceflorida.gov.
  4. ^ "Exploration Park—Available properties". explorationpark.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  5. ^ Bergin, Chris; Munson, Noel (29 March 2017). "Blue Origin working towards making the Cape its Orbital Launch Site". NASASpaceFlight. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  6. ^ "Coming to the Space Coast". Blue Origin. Sep 15, 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  7. ^ OneWeb Satellites Breaks Ground On The World’s First State-Of-The-Art High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility, OneWeb press release, 16 March 2017.

External links

  • Official website
  • Space Florida Exploration Park site
  • KSC Partnerships Exploration Park site

Coordinates: 28°30′48″N 80°40′26″W / 28.5134°N 80.6739°W / 28.5134; -80.6739