Welcome to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority
and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

MARS Operations

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In partnership with NASA, the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) is proud to offer full-service launch facilities for commercial, government, scientific and academic users both foreign and domestic.

Our mission is to provide low-cost, safe, reliable, "schedule friendly" space access. Today, amidst development and expansion to meet tomorrow's needs for our business partners, MARS continues to operate a multi-user spaceport at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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Reconstruction and environmental monitoring progress continues at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. Backfill of the crater, lightning protection mount replacement and structural refurbishment are a few of the many projects currently underway as the Spaceport owned and operated by Virginia Space tracks completion for Fall 2015.

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Orbital Announces Go-Forward Plan for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services Program and the Company's Antares Launch Vehicle
November 05, 2014
Revised Approach Will Maintain Required ISS Cargo Deliveries in 2015 and 2016  Accelerated Propulsion System Upgrade of Antares to be Implemented at Wallops Orbital Sciences Corporation, one..More Info
Wallops Moving Forward
November 05, 2014
The Wallops Range, Virginia Space, and our commercial launch partner, Orbital Sciences Corp., are tackling the herculean task of returning to launch...More Info
Future of Space Travel from Wallops Island Looks Bright
February 28, 2014
Launching rockets from Wallops Island is a big deal in Virginia now. But the possibilities that exist for space travel in the near future could be an even bigger deal.“We have developed a space port..More Info
Wallops Island: A hub for space flight in Virginia
January 10, 2014
Norfolk, Va. – More and more people are coming to Wallops Island these days to experience space travel up close and personal. “They played an important part in getting the space program..More Info
U.S. Air Force Successfully Launches The ORS-3 Mission to Orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia
November 19, 2013
Governor Bob McDonnell tonight congratulated the Department of Defense and Orbital Sciences Corporation on launch of the ORS-3 Mission from Virginia's spaceport, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport..More Info
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