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Army rocket explodes after taking off

...reported.Kodiak photographer Scott Wight watched the launch from Cape Greville in Chiniak, about a dozen miles from the launch site. He described the explosion as quite loud and scary. A fire afterward burned brightly.The rocket was the booster...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/army-rocket-explodes-after-taking
State
Launch scheduled for next year from Kodiak

...Orbital Sciences, a potential partner in the third pad expansion, likely won't make a decision on a West Coast launch site any time soon, Campbell said.The company is focused on operations at Wallops Flight Station in Virginia, and Campbell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-26/launch-scheduled-next-year-kodiak
State
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...interceptors and other facilities are also being added at Fort Greely, the nation's only ballistic missile interceptor launch site, Handy said.Alaska Army commander Major Gen. Shields said the approximately 12,000 Army troops based in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/defense-budget-stabilizes-alaska-forces
State
Tee Harbor skiff access in jeopardy

A popular skiff launch site at Tee Harbor may go to the highest bidder if the city does not negotiate a deal with Alaska Mental Health Trust, the city's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032306/loc_20060323008.shtml
News
Summertime 'sled rides'

...off Mount Roberts has to climb higher than his usual launch site to avoid the crosswinds down below."Being close to...The man continued on his way.At the south-facing launch site, several hundred feet above the wind sock that marks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-01/summertime-sled-rides
Local
A look at North Korea's missile arsenal

...satellites into orbit. Taepodong is the name given by foreign experts after a village near North Korea's east coast launch site, according to the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.- TAEPODONG-1: Estimated range of 2,500 kilometers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-13/look-north-koreas-missile-arsenal
State
Aboard thermal airship, Greenpeace takes to the sky

...through these canyons," Jackie Dragon, a Greenpeace Senior Oceans Campaigner, said in an interview at the airship launch site Saturday. "People need to know what the ecological price of that fish sandwich is. They need to be assured that when...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-11/aboard-thermal-airship-greenpeace-takes
Local
Kodiak launch pad waits on Lockheed

...giant Lockheed-Martin picked Kodiak as the West Coast launch site for a new medium-lift rocket. Along with the pick...Virginia, but the company has not yet picked a West Coast launch site. Kodiak is in the running, an Orbital representative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-02/kodiak-launch-pad-waits-lockheed
State
Lands bill advances, with some deletions

...acres in Port Alexander and 267 acres in Warm Springs Bay. Also cut from the proposal are the Kodiak missile defense launch site and Neets Creek in the Ketchikan area. The changes reduce the roughly 260,000 land-grant bill by 7,499 acres...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030705/sta_20050307005.shtml
News
State and local briefly

...Juneau stopped a boat operated by Loran Landingham, 30, of Juneau, at 2:30 p.m. near Amalga Harbor, a popular launch site 25 miles north of Juneau. Landingham was cited for operating his 11-foot inflatable boat without life jackets, registration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061099/Loc_lbriefs.html
Local

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