Who is Virginia Spaceport Authority?
As the Digital Age continues to demand increased accessibility and reliability of information and data from space-based technologies, both the federal government and private industry are expected to match this demand with continued and unprecedented commercial space investments over the coming years. This will create a growing demand for multi-purpose launch facilities that can support diverse missions and customers. The Virginia Spaceport Authority (VSA) is prepared to seize this opportunity to further establish the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) as the premier launch facility for small- and mid-class rocket systems and grow its reputation as an innovative, multi-purpose facility with capabilities to support national security missions and civil and commercial activities.
The Virginia Spaceport Authority, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS). This spaceport includes three launch pads, an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Airfield, a Payload Processing Facility (PPF), an Integration and Control Facility (ICF), an Assembly Integration and Test Facility (AIT), and the Addison Logistics Building. These facilities are located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at Wallops Island. Virginia Spaceport Authority is a tenant organization on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). Virginia Spaceport Authority reports to and is governed by its Board of Directors (the Board).