Florida Statute: “It is the intent of the Legislature that Space Florida will…preserve the unique national role served by the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the John F. Kennedy Space Center by reducing costs and improving regulatory flexibility for commercial sector launches while pursuing the development of complementary sites for commercial horizontal launches.”

“Space Florida shall develop a Spaceport master plan for expansion and modernization of space transportation facilities within Spaceport territories… the plan shall contain recommended projects to meet current and future commercial, national, and state space transportation requirements. The plan shall identify appropriate funding levels and include recommendations on appropriate sources of revenue that may be developed to contribute to the State Transportation Trust Fund. The territory consisting of areas within the John F. Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station may be referred to as the Cape Canaveral Spaceport.”

“Space Florida shall carry out its responsibilities for Spaceport operations by supporting federal efforts to clarify roles and responsibilities of federal agencies and eliminate duplicative rules and policies, in an effort to streamline access for commercial launch users…seeking federal support and developing partnerships to renew and upgrade infrastructure and technologies at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the John F. Kennedy Space Center, and the Eastern Range that will enhance space and military programs of the Federal Government, and improve access for commercial launch activities.”

—Florida Statutes 331, Part II; Sections 331.3011, 331.304, 331.360, 331:3051

Spaceport Planning:

For more information on the Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching Fund Application click here.