Spaceport America introduces 5 signature events

Spaceport America has introduced five annual Spaceport America-branded signature events to its spaceport in southern New Mexico, the company said.

The Spaceport America Crew along with Virgin Galactic and other Spaceport customers are scheduled to be there to interact with visitors and share their knowledge of what it takes to run a commercial spaceport and commercial space.

The Spaceport America Drone Summit, November 11-13, 2016 will welcome drone pilots, speakers, vendors and spectators to three action-packed days of drone racing, drone workshops, fixed-wing demonstrations, drone cinematography and more.

The annual Spaceport America signature event series will culminate with the Spaceport America Cup to be held June 13-18, 2017. The Experimental Sounding Rocket Association and the Spaceport America Crew will host and support a university rocket engineering competition on the vertical and horizontal launch campuses at Spaceport America.

Spaceport America is a purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the US Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace.