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Spaceport features 

  • Capacity to accommodate all sizes of orbital and suborbital launch vehicles (micro to large) with the possibility of interoperability between multiple launch complexes.

  • Powered by 100% green energy generated onsite.

  • All the essential infrastructure and units ready to support launch preparation and day of launch operations:

    • Antenna farm

    • Range control

    • Mission control

    • Launch vehicle integration units

    • Launch complexes

    • Static testing

    • On-site storage

    • Accommodation

  • Dedicated range sector for independent ground station units

  • FAA CFR 420 compliant

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Launch complexes

Clerical sector

The clerical sector requires the minimum level of security/access clearance and consists of:

  • Security building: where all spaceport visitors and staff are processed and where spaceport operations and movements are monitored from a security perspective.

  • Administration building(s): Office buildings for spaceport staff and visitors.

  • Parking: For admin, staff, and visitors.

  • Accommodation: for staff working on the spaceport and/or visitors.

  • Hospitality: Cafes and basic leisure facilities.

  • Visitor Centre: Informational and educational interactions for pre-arranged groups.

  • Helipad: for VIPs and emergency services.


Launch Complex 1 is intended to be able support launch systems up to and including the Large class, as defined in the FAA definitions.

Etlaq spaceport LC1

Industrial sector

The industrial sector is accessible only by authorized personnel, and features the following elements:

  • Payload processing facilities: Central Payload Processing facilities for preparation of larger and/or more complex payloads, prior to transportation to integration facilities at launch complex(es).

  • General warehousing and storage: Configurable warehousing for storage of equipment used at the spaceport, and by launch operators. 

  • Utilities management and distribution: Renewable power generation and distribution, Water processing and distribution, Central IT facilities. 


Launch Complex 2 is intended to be able support launch systems up to and including the Medium class, as defined in the FAA definitions.

Etlaq spaceport LC2

Range sector

The range sector is accessible only by authorized personnel, and more specifically those concerned

with and authorized to undertake range control and launch control operations, and features the

following elements:

  • Launch/mission control centre(s): where launch operations are coordinated and controlled by Launch Service Provider staff.

  • Range control centre: where Range operations are coordinated, by range control staff.

  • Satellite operations and control centre(s): Extension to the basic range control center to allow for commercial satellite operations to be conducted at the spaceport.

  • Antenna farm: containing all of the antennas required to support launch control and range operations.

  • Emergency services centre: coordination center for all on site (permanent and temporary) emergency services.


Launch Complex 3 is intended to be able support launch systems in the Micro class, i.e. vehicles such as Rocketlab Electron and Orbex Prime, as well as being able to support initial (and/or sustained) suborbital and sounding rocket launches. Launch Complex 3 features two launch pads; A primary pad and a secondary/backup launch pad, which can allow launch operations to continue in the event of damage (or renovation) to the primary pad.

Additionally, it can also support engine tests.

Launch Complex 3 features a single Launch Vehicle Integration Building (LVIB).

Etlaq spaceport LC3
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