Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC)
The Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (AADC) was established by the Alaska State Legislature as a public corporation tasked with the construction and operation of the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC). On November 5, 1998, the USAF conducted the launch of the ait suborbital rocket, marking the first launch from KLC. During the 16-minute flight, the vehicle flew a trajectory that reached an altitude of about 450 miles and traveled approximately 1,000 miles downrange, landing in the Pacific Ocean west of Seattle, WA. This was the first launch from an FAA-licensed launch site not located within the boundaries of a federal facility.
The KLC, an all-weather complex, is located on a 3,100 acre site, the actual "footprint" of the facility is approximately 27 acres, divided among four sites: 1) the Launch Control and Management Center (LCC), 2) the Payload Processing Facility (PPF), 3) the Integration and Processing Facility (IPF)/Spacecraft Assemblies Transfer Facility (SCAT), and 4) the Launch Pad and Service Structure (LP1).
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