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Space Florida COMSTAC Launch Operations and Support Working Group October 24, 2006 Patrick McCarthy Manager, Spaceport Operations PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Space Florida COMSTAC Launch Operations and Support Working Group October 24, 2006 Patrick McCarthy Manager, Spaceport Operations. Overview. Perspective change Space Florida begins operations Space Florida organization Launch Activity ORION Incentives Commercial Support Infrastructure

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Space Florida

COMSTACLaunch Operationsand SupportWorking Group

October 24, 2006

Patrick McCarthyManager, Spaceport Operations


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Overview

  • Perspective change

  • Space Florida begins operations

  • Space Florida organization

  • Launch Activity

  • ORION Incentives

  • Commercial Support

  • Infrastructure

  • The Way Ahead


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Perspective Change

  • Governor Bush:

    • “target our resources for high wage jobs in targeted areas and space is one of them”

  • Steve Kohler, President:

    • Seek alternative sources of income beyond appropriations

    • Less dependent on state subsidy

    • Emphasis on facilitating commercial launch activity

    • Increased Board of Directors involvement – Committee interaction


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Operations begin

  • Governor’s Commission Recommendation

    • “Consolidate Florida’s existing space entities into a new organization”

  • Space Florida Act implements Commission Recommendations

  • New Board of Directors named August 2006

  • Space Florida activated 01 Sep 06

  • New President aboard earlier this month


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New Organization

  • Space Florida Act – HB 1489

    • Be Florida’s single space POC with three foci:

      • Business Development / Finance

      • Education / R&D / Workforce Development

      • Spaceport Operations

    • Work with federal & state agencies (i.e.,):

      • NASA / FAA / USAF

      • Florida Department of Education

      • Florida Department of Transportation

      • Workforce Florida

      • Enterprise Florida


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Super Loki17 May 06

Pioneer CupPanther 128 June 06

Space FloridaLaunch Activity

  • Space Florida vehicles accounted for 22.2 percent of all Eastern Range launches YTD (2 of 9)

  • Space Florida vehicles accounted for 0.02 percent of all Eastern Range lift-off thrust YTD


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ORION Incentives

  • Aim: Get contractor to locate Final Assembly in Florida at KSC

    • Seek to do non-traditional work in Florida at the launch site

    • Extensive discussions with both Contractors (Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman/Boeing) during proposal stage

    • Established partnership with NASA KSC:

      • Identify facilities available

      • Provide cost information

    • Worked with Governor’s Office to develop an incentive package attractive to both contractor teams

    • Data and products provided to both contractor teams

      • Available facilities, capabilities, advantages for locating near the Launch Site

      • Included modeling, engineering studies, and State Incentives.

    • Governor Bush interacted with both Contractor Senior Manager Teams with direct offers of a $47M Incentive Package if the ORION Final Assembly would be located in Florida.


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Commercial Support

  • Governor’s Commission Recommendation

    • “Advocate for enhanced Federal procedures and customer service for commercial launches.”

  • Let Contract for Customer Service Process - Flight Safety Approval Process assistance

    • Mentoring & Consulting w/ commercial customers

      • Universal Documentation System

      • Flight Safety System design

  • Advocate for Federal policy initiatives


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Infrastructure

  • Reusable Launch Vehicle Hangarat KSC SLF

  • Solid Rocket Motor Storage Facility – Camp Blanding


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The Way Ahead

  • Find ways to maintain Florida’s skilled workers when STS program retires in 2010

  • Find more ways to leverage ORION:

    • Supply-chain & support contractors

  • Assess projects, commitments and property holdings of the agencies that are being folded into Space Florida.

  • Enable new investment in space

    • Not necessarily being the owner and operator of lots of buildings and facilities


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Contact info

Patrick McCarthyManager, Spaceport OperationsSpace Florida Mail Stop: SPFLBuilding M6-306, Room 9030Kennedy Space Center, FL [email protected]1 x 232


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