Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority

Summary

Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority
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Agency overview
JurisdictionState of Oklahoma
Agency executive
  • Craig Smith

The Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) is a development authority created by the state of Oklahoma to operate a spaceport near Burns Flat, Oklahoma.[1]

The Authority's primary asset is the former Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, a former military airport featuring a redundant 13,503-foot-long paved runway. The airpark has been renamed the Oklahoma Air & Space Port. Although the Oklahoma Spaceport received a Commercial Space Transportation license from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in June 2006, the Spaceport has not yet hosted any sub-orbital spaceflights or launches of spacecraft into earth orbit.[1] However, the facility is still listed as an FAA currently-licensed launch site as of June 2020.[2]

The first executive director of the Authority was Bill Khourie. Craig Smith became the new executive director in 2020 upon Khourie's retirement after 18 years of service.[3]


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "OSIDA - Gateway to Space". Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  2. ^ "Fact Sheet-Commercial Space Transportation Activities". Eva Ngai, Federal Aviation Administration, June 19, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  3. ^ "OSIDA Welcomes New Executive Director". OSIDA. Retrieved June 26, 2020.