Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport is located on Wallops Island, Virginia, the site of a NASA launch site formerly used for Scout satellite launches, and currently still in use for NASA sounding rocket launches.
It is now one of five commercial spaceports licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Located at the Eastern Shore facility in Virginia, the debut launch from the spaceport was an Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket, carrying experimental military and NASA satellites into orbit on December 16, 2006. The Pentagon has scheduled two more launches of Minotaur 1 rockets to send up satellites from this facility. NASA and a private aerospace company are planning to test a new launch vehicle at Mid-Atlantic Regional. NASA also provides command and control support for the spaceport.