As the United States struggles to rebuild a commercial launch sector that has been largely decimated by cheaper – and ITAR free – overseas competition, another low-cost spaceport is rising in its own backyard:
The headquarters of the Mexican Space Agency will be built in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo thanks to an investment of $120 million made public on Tuesday by Gov. Felix Gonzalez Canto.
The Space Center will be built in Chetumal, the state capital, on the border with Belize and Guatemala. At the site will be a launch pad, a runway, an underwater training unit and the space museum.