Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning and consulting services firm, has announced Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority has been licensed as a spaceport launch site operator by the FAA, the company said.
The licensing allows the authority to facilitate and support horizontal launch and landing of space capable vehicles from Space Coast Regional Airport (TIX) in Titusville, Florida.
This makes the airport only the 12th Licensed Spaceport Launch Site in the United States. Michael Baker International partnered with the Authority to perform the professional services necessary to deliver an Environmental Assessment and License Application. These documents demonstrate the capacity, capability and functionality of the Space Coast Regional Airport to operate and safely perform as a Launch Site Operator for commercial horizontal launch vehicles.
The Spaceport Launch Site Operators License is the culmination of a multi-year effort and allows the facility to become a commercial spaceport capable of horizontally launching and landing suborbital spacecraft between Titusville and Port Saint John, Florida.
Michael Baker International is a provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management.