Cecil Spaceport Environmental Assessment

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) requested RS&H to prepare an Environmental Assessment in preparation for JAA’s application to the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation to issue a launch site operator license to JAA. JAA plans to offer Cecil Field as a commercial launch site to launch operators proposing to launch horizontally launched, suborbital, reusable launch vehicles (RLV). Cecil Field is part of a former Naval Air Station that consists of 6,000 acres, four 200-foot-wide runways (one at 12,504 feet), as well as existing hangars, fuel facilities, administrative facilities, and a control tower. The effort required significant coordination with the FAA Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Jacksonville Approach Control, and Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Jacksonville (FACSFASJAX) to establish the flight paths of the launch vehicles so there would be no conflicts with heavily traveled commercial aviation corridors and military operations in the area.

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Project Information

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida

Owner:
Jacksonville Aviation Authority