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Cecil Spaceport Summit Set for September

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
August 10, 2014
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cecilfield_imgJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Space Florida PR) — On September 11th, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority will host its biennual Cecil Spaceport Summit at the Jacksonville Hyatt. While the first event in 2012 was more focused on educating legislators on issues pertaining to the commercial space industry, the upcoming Summit will take on more of a workshop format for interested launch site operators and launch providers. The goal will be to not only address key industry questions but also increase the visibility and offerings of the Cecil Spaceport.

Space Florida President Frank DiBello will serve as the morning keynote at this year’s event and will address strategies to keep Florida first in the global space market.

Topics discussed at this year’s event will include:

  • “Getting Your Horizontal Launch Off the Ground” – responsibilities of horizontal vehicle operators and spaceport owners to ensure successful launches
  • “Launching a Successful Business Model” – key components of a business model that helps operators and spaceports navigate the new frontier
  • “Keeping the Launch Sequence Running” – the role Federal, State and local governments play in aerospace developments
  • An open forum will also be provided, allowing attendees to discuss other operator/spaceport issues, including educational partnerships to support workforce development for the commercial space industry

Invitations to the Cecil Spaceport Summit are sent to aerospace companies, launch providers, launch site operators and supporting government agencies. The upcoming event will take place the day after the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s Board and Member Meeting in Jacksonville. It is estimated that approximately 150 will be in attendance.

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