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Kinross Township a Satellite Launch Site?

16 March 2019

The Detroit Free Press has reported that northern Michigan could become a new commercial launch site for satellites. A location has not yet been chosen, which means Kinross could be in the running.

Michigan was a major force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies they used to explore the moon.

Now, a few visionaries are planning the state's return to space with an ambitious proposal to build a private launch site for commercial satellites in Northern Michigan.

The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association has been corralling investors and seeking federal permitting for the proposed spaceport — dubbed the Michigan Launch Initiative — that would do vertical launches and also handle the takeoff and landing of airplanes that drop rockets that shoot into space.

Read More at the Detroit Free Press