Space Launch Delta (SLD) 45 will allocate several launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCSFS) as a part of the new Launch Pad Allocation Strategy (LPAS)
Through the LPAS, the U.S. Space Force (USSF) and SLD 45 have selected four companies for allocation of launch property — Space Launch Completed (SLC) 15 to ABL Space, SLC 14 to Stoke Space and SLC 13 to Phantom Space and Vaya Space.
Offering excess launch property to CLSPs fosters development of new launch space systems and helps to ensure a strong space launch industrial base for the Nation.
The LPAS was developed to account for maximizing opportunities for the number of CLSP that can be hosted at CCSFS, maximizing the launch capacity of the Eastern Range and minimizing the impacts that CLSPs create for other CLSPS during adjacent ops.
This was the first round of launch pad allocations and was focused on smallsat class launch vehicles. Additional rounds of allocation for medium, heavy and super heavy launch vehicles may occur in the future after further operational analysis.
Space Launch Delta 45 is the world’s Premier Gateway to Space. Based at Patrick Space Force Base in Florida, SLD45 operates the Eastern Range and provides safety and mission assurance for all rocket launches from CCSFS and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.