Gateway to the Universe

Providing responsive and assured access to space for government and commercial entities.

Industry Day 2024 Registration

An opportunity to learn more about doing business with the Virginia Spaceport Authority, exchange information on vendor capabilities, and discuss VPA’s forecast of opportunities. Fill out the registration form to attend virtually OR in person.
Date: January 23, 2024
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Location: Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department
5052 Deep Hole Rd.
Chincoteague, VA 23336

Our Mission

To operate, maintain, and grow a premier spaceport for small and mid-class rocket systems to support flawless launch to orbit for government, domestic, and international customers. We strive to provide state-of-the-art, secure facilities for training and testing of unmanned systems and be a key driver of the Commonwealth’s economic development.

Our Vision

To be the premier spaceport, launch service provider, unmanned systems testing/training facility, and the #1 economic engine for job creation on the Eastern Shore. Virginia Spaceport Authority will be the first choice for assured access to space of government and commercial customers in the nation.

Excellence is our standard

Our Core Values

At Virginia Spaceport Authority, our values guide our mission.



Do the right thing even when no one is looking. Do what we say we are going to do. “Talk the talk and walk the walk.”


Respect & Inclusion

Create and live by a welcoming and tolerant environment where everyone has an opportunity to reach their full potential



“Service before self.” To be helpful to our colleagues and our customers. To be a part of something that is much bigger than ourselves.



Live up to our motto “Excellence is our standard.” Serve with fullest passion, creativity, and stewardship. Be the best at what we do and deliver our best all the time, every time.

Launch with the Virginia Spaceport Authority

Sending something to the final frontier? We're ready and equipped to handle a variety of launch services to ensure mission success.