Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill is a rocket launching complex located in Churchill, Manitoba. The site has been used on and off since the mid-1950s for sub-orbital launches of various sounding rockets during several major studies, but is currently unused.

The complex was first built in 1954 by the Canadian Army to study the effects of aurora on long distance communications. Later it was used by the US Army as part of its network of sounding rocket stations. In late 1960 a fire destroyed many of the facilities.

In 1995 Akjuit Aerospace announced it would spent $300 million to develop the site as Spaceport Canada. However, Akjuit Aerospace closed down operations in May of 1998, due to a lack of financing.

-Wikipedia
619 views
Views by date
3.0 (2 votes)
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload

Around the World Mailing List

Share:

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload