Alaska Aerospace Corporation

Alaska Aerospace Corporation - www.akaerospace.com
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation was established by the State of Alaska to develop a high technology aerospace industry in the state. The corporation has a conventional top down business organization including a Board of Directors, a CEO, a President & COO, Vice Presidents, and Directors who oversee focus areas. AAC’s corporate offices are in Anchorage, Alaska.
AAC conducts business in accordance with standard contracting practices that are Defense Contract Audit Agency compliant. Business operations are facilitated by use of the Enterprise Management System and Universal Documentation System. AAC adheres to Defense Security Service directives and the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual.
AAC’s core business area is space launch, and it developed, owns, and operates the Kodiak Launch Complex, a state-of-the-industry spaceport on Kodiak Island, Alaska, that provides access to space for commercial and government interests. The corporation’s charter encompasses more than space launch, and it participates in other aerospace fields as well.
President and Chief Operating Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Case - www.akaerospace.com
Tom Case
Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.)

T. Case joined AAC as President and COO in April 2008. He brings 33 years aerospace experience with the United States Air Force.
Case worked at the Pentagon, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as an action officer, tactical weapons requirements for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition. He was executive officer for the Director of Operational Requirements and was selected as the first Air Force Chief of Staff Chair on the faculty of the National War College.
Mr Case first entered the joint world as Central Command’s Director of Operations and then Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff. Next he came back to Alaska as the Commander of Alaskan Command, Alaska NORAD Region and 11th Air Force. He concluded his active duty service as the Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Command.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer, Dale K. Nash - www.akaerospace.comg
Dale K. Nash

D. Nash joined AAC as the Chief Operating Officer in January 2007 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2008.
Mr. Nash’s background includes 28 years experience in the aerospace industry with the prior 14 years on NASA’s Space Shuttle/Human Space Flight programs and the previous 11 years on DoD ballistic missile systems and solid rocket motors.
Starting in 1995 at United Space Alliance, Nash served in several executive leadership positions on the NASA Space Shuttle / Human Space Flight Programs, including:
  • Program Manager on the Lockheed Orion team
  • Director Launch Operations at Kennedy Space Center
  • Director Ground Systems at Kennedy Space Center
  • Director External Tank/Solid Rocket Booster Operations
Kodiak Launch Complex
Kodiak Launch Complex - www.akaerospace.com
"From the Last Frontier to the Final Frontier."
Launch Service Structure and Launch Pad 1 - www.akaerospace.com
KLC was the US’s first commercial spaceport not collocated on a federal range. Located about 44 road miles south of the city of Kodiak at Narrow Cape on Kodiak Island, the spaceport is state-of-the-industry and AAC strives to keep it that way. Vigilance, regularly scheduled maintenance, and periodic upgrades govern day-to-day activity. KLC is situated on 3,717 acres of state owned land, and AAC has authority during launch missions to limit public access to an additional 7,000 acres to assure public safety and security.
Launch Pad 2 - www.akaerospace.com
KLC is the US’s only high latitude full service spaceport. It features all indoor, all weather, processing and was designed specifically to provide optimal support for space launches to polar orbit, including circular and highly elliptical Molniya and Tundra orbits. KLC offers unrestricted down range launch azimuths ranging from 110° to 220°, and is the only U.S. facility that can launch high inclination (63.4°) missions without land over-flight and the requirement to resort to energy consuming dog leg flight segments. The spaceport, like all U.S. west coast facilities, sits on the seismically active Pacific Rim, and all structures and components are designed to exceed applicable design criteria for seismically active zones.
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1 comment:

The Yellow Porcupine said...

Launch revenues have never covered the costs of operating the facility - the KLC has depended totally on federal and state handouts. The Legislature just bailed them out with 4 million in this year's budget.
Time for AAC to pay its own way or close the unused, rusting facility.