Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport

A subdivision of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is currently home to the launch platform for the Antares rocket, one of the vehicles developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation. As it exists today, MARS is a collaboration between the governments of Maryland and Virginia in an effort to promote space exploration and increase revenue for both states.

Special Characteristics:
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is located south of the Wallops Flight Facility, a secondary launch facility for NASA.

Notable Events:
1995 – Launch Pad 0A constructed for use by the Conestoga rocket but used only once.
1999 – Launch Pad 0B constructed for Minotaur rockets
2008 – Launch Pad 0A dismantled and rebuilt for Orbital Science’s Antares vehicle

Location:
Wallops Island, VA, USA

Coordinates:
37°56′5″N 75°22′4″W (approximate)

Elevation:
3 ft. (1 m) (approximate)

Launch Capabilities:
Unmanned Orbital and Suborbital

Accessibility:
Commercial

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