Aerospace Corporation CEO Dale Nash spoke at the last regular meeting of the
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly he confirmed the recent news that his
corporation had lost its only contract.
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The Missle Defense Agency has
decided to launch its test missiles from the Marshall Islands instead of from
Kodiak. The contract with MDA ends on August 31st.
Early this month, Alaska's congressional delegation sent a
letter to the head of MDA requesting that the agency re-consider.
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that Kodiak may be better off than Cape Canaveral
where the shuttle program is likely to be shut down and tens of thousands of
people may lose their jobs.
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Studebaker, a spokesperson for the Kodiak Rocket Launch Information Group said
that the loss of the contract comes as no surprise. She said that tax payers
should be outraged that the launch complex is sitting unused and yet still
consuming millions of federal and state dollars.
The state budget, which is
currently under review by the governor, includes four million dollars to cover
Alaska Aerospace Corporation's operating expenses while it searches for new
contracts. Plans are also underway for the building of a third launch pad at