Nova Scotia town of Canada has chosen for the Spaceport by Private space corporation Maritime Launch Services. By next company will start building the facility, which could begin launching of rockets as early as 2020.
The decision of the location have taken after assessing 14 different candidates. The reason why company chose the location is its surroundings. The rocket will fly over a large body of water make the journey perfect.
The spaceport is a commercial venture between MLS and a Ukrainian firm — there’s no government funding involved at all. MLS wants the first launch to happen as soon as 2020, and it wants to the spaceport to host as many as eight launches per year by 2022. Most of those missions will involve Ukrainian-built Cyclone 4M rockets, and it’s unclear if Canada’s space agency and other private space companies can use it. If the agency can, then it’ll no longer have to ship rockets to Virginia. For now, the company is working on getting federal and provincial approval so it can break ground and start with the spaceport’s construction.