A New Lease Deal

The Air Force will license launch complex 36 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., to the state of Florida for use as a commercial launch site for boosting commercial satellites into low-Earth orbit and beyond, Space Florida, the state’s public-private aerospace development organization, announced yesterday. The agreement, which is subject to completion of the environmental impact evaluation, boosts the state’s efforts to create a commercial launch zone on the US East Coast that will attract and sustain national and international aerospace business in Florida. The Air Force ceased using the complex in 2004.