space·port | \ˈspās-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of spaceport 

: an installation for testing and launching spacecraft

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In the seven years since the end of the space shuttle program, Florida has positioned itself nicely for growth, especially at a time when many other locales have sought to develop competing spaceports. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Mysterious Washington “launch,” Aerojet tests, BFR job posting," 15 June 2018 All those sats will need a ride into space, and that’s music to the ears of launch providers in search of missions and spaceports in need of working tenants. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Canaveral, Reinvigorated," 12 June 2018 Another Chinese spaceport at Wenchang will also launch rockets to the CSS. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Inside China’s New Space Station," 29 May 2018 Instead, Roscosmos banked on the development of the Federatsiya, which was designed to have at least four seats and be able to take off from Russia’s brand-new spaceport of Vostochny. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Could Find New Life as a Lunar Taxi," 6 July 2018 University students from 10 countries displayed the rockets that will be launched and recovered at the spaceport. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Chinese tourism, launch by centrifuge, SLS the “right” rocket," 22 June 2018 If a primo day opens up, InSight can’t have other peoples’ rockets clogging up the spaceport. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Why Is NASA's InSight Mars Mission Launching from California?," 4 May 2018 The test is scheduled to take place at ESA’s South American spaceport, located in Kourou, French Guiana. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Europe will fire its record-setting big solid rocket motor this week," 11 July 2018 Last Name Email Kodiak spaceport still seeks first commercial launch. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Small sat market surging, Proton dying, Falcon Heavy certified," 29 June 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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