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March 2013: SPP Director Joost Wouters is being interviewed for Dutch popular science magazine Kijk about B612Foundations recommendable and brilliant Sentinel mission to track and deflect potentially dangerous asteroids. http://www.B612Foundation.com

October 2012: Curacao possibly technically not ready for spaceflight http://www.rnw.nl/caribiana/article/space-experience-cura%C3%A7ao-mogelijk-gevaar due to upcoming downgrading of its safety facilities by the FAA.

August 2012 SPP continous and extends it's ATM Integration studies. Results of our studies have being integrated by the Dutch Ministery of Infrastructure and Environment already.

November 2011: Spaceport Partners/CSP intern Yi Xong finishes his Master of Science Thesis on our SPP study with the TUDelft and Eurocontrol concerning the safety and efficiency aspects of ATM Integration of Suborbital Space Operation.

August 2011: Caribbean Spaceport features in the Necj Trosts's excellent and highly recommendable Space Architecture book " A Chase for Space'' page 86 and 87 and features honorably on the main page of the book's weblink http://www.chaseforspace.com/

Sept 2010: Spaceport Partners/CSP initiates and starts a study with the TUDelft and Eurocontrol concerning the ATM Integration of Suborbital Space Intergration.

July/August 2010 Spaceport Partners Director Joost Wouters visits its SPP Houston office and travels to with SPP's Texas's associate to Spaceport America in Enchanting New Mexico receiving a tremendous welcome and extensive tour.

March 2010: Caribbean Spaceport/Spaceport Partners features in Intermediair Business Magazine article about NewSpace. Click here to read the article (two pages, Dutch, IExplorer recommended).

2010: On assignment of Hato Airport Curacao Spaceport Partners conducts a feasibility study and full planning for a Space Conference on the Island.

November 2009: After visits at XCOR and NGLL X PRIZE winning Masten Aerospace in Mojave CA, Caribbean Spaceport CEO Joost Wouters meets with XCOR's first astronaut and XCOR investor Per Wimmer at Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Per's NAE land speed test runs.

 

          June 2009: Buzz Aldrin, Will Whitehorn, NASA

Caribbean Spaceport CEO Joost Wouters with Apollo 11 man on the moon Buzz Aldrin discussing the Caribbean Spaceport project at ISDC in Orlando Fl. Mr Aldrin applauds the idea for a commercial spaceport in the Dutch Caribbean. In Orlando Joost also had a meeting with Virgin Galactic CEO Will Whitehorn who expressed Virgin's positive position regarding the Caribbean Spaceport project. Subsequently Joost flew as NIVR/NSO consultant and liaison to Washington where Joost prepared meetings with Bigelow Aerospace, SpaceX and NASA officials for the Netherlands Space Office

May 2009: Joost Wouters represents Caribbean Spaceport at the International Spaceports Executives Summit at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA (English)



          Februari 2009: Sir Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic's Sir Richard Branson after presentation of the Caribbean Spaceport Design concept by DDock architect Francesco Mori (on the right side of mr. Branson) during lunch with a number of VG Spaceflight Participants in Amsterdam. Richard Branson showed great enthusiasm for the Caribbean Spaceport concept and requested to take the Caribbean Spaceport design brochure with him. A request happily granted by Francesco.


2009: TU-Delft VSV Symposium

April 21 2009: Caribbean Spaceport CEO Joost Wouters conducts a lecture about Commercial Spaceflight and Spaceports during the TU Delft VSV International Entrepreneurial Spaceflight Symposium ''Ready to Launch'' in the beautiful Old Church in Delft, the Netherlands. The symposium was chaired by Dutch Space CEO Bart Reynen and included talks by Odyssey Moon CEO Bob Richards and XCOR COO Andrew Nelson.

December 15 2008: Caribbean Spaceport CEO Joost Wouters conducts a lecture on the legal issue of authorisation of personal spaceflight at ESA Headquarters in Paris on occassion of the 2008 ECSL Legal Practitioners Forum. View the program and speakers here (English).

October 2008: On invitation of Apollo 11 astronaut and second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin, Joost Wouters presents the Caribbean Spaceport project on Curacao for a prestigous group of NASA astronauts, oceanographers and business executives united in the SeaSpace group. Minister Rhuggenaath also joined the group for a warm welcoming speech on behalf of the Curacao governement.

July-August 2008: Caribbean Spaceport spends two very succesful weeks on Curacao, guided and supported by Hato Airport to presents its spaceport plans to Government Officials, local business people, the CAP and the general public. The warm welcome is a much appreciated after years of feasibility studies, requirements analyses, business planning and architectural design involving the TUDelft, University Leiden, Dutch Government, and DDOCK Design. Consequently CSP founder and director Joost Wouters travels to Mojave, CA, USA for extensive discussions and touring at XCOR Aerospace, The Mojave Spaceport Management, and a tour of the impressive SpaceX facilities in Los Angeles by SpaceX CEO Gwynne Shotwell.

 

 

Caribbean Spaceport Media:

The Caribbean Spaceport project has featured in a variety of media like prime time NOS TV news ('NOS 8uur journaal'), SBS Hart van Nederland TV show, radio shows (NOS Wereldomroep Caribbean, Radio 538, Dolfijn Radio Curacao), newspapers like NRC, The Volkskrant and magazines. See below for a selection.

March 2010: Caribbean Spaceport/Spaceport Partners features in Intermediair Business Magazine article about NewSpace. Click here to read the article (two pages, Dutch, IExplorer recommended).

Algemeen Dagblad double page article featuring Caribbean Spaceport. Click part1 and part2 to read the article (pdf's in Dutch).

RTL - Z24 business news update about Caribbean Spaceport. Click here to read the article (Dutch).

Antilliaans Dagblad reports extensively on Caribbean Spaceport with frontpage and full midsection. Includes interviews with XCOR COO Andrew Nelson and design bureau DDock . Click part1 and part2 to read the article (pdf's in Dutch).

Het Financieel Dagblad interviews Caribbean Spaceport about the opportunities of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry. Read the interview here (Dutch).

NOS Radio Wereldomroep Caribbean interviews Caribbean Spaceport CEO Joost Wouters about the Caribbean Spaceport project. Read and listen to the interview here (Dutch).

 

RTL - Z24 business news about Caribbean Spaceport. Click here to read the article (Dutch).

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Past events:

May 28-29 2008: Caribbean Spaceport presents itself at the IAA 1st International Symposium on Private Human Access to SPACE in Arcachon, France. Download the program flyer here ((pdf, English)

May 22 2008: Caribbean Spaceport co-organizes and presents itself at the international SPACE 2.0 Symposium in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Read more about the programme here (Dutch).
Download the program flyer here ((pdf, English)

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experience

During suborbital personal spaceflight passengers will be launched with a specially developed flight system to a minimum height of 100 km above the surface of the Earth.

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about us

Caribbean Spaceport’s mission is to develop a spaceport facility on the Netherlands Antilles island Curacao in order to serve the exciting new and upcoming Personal Spaceflight market as well as the Scientific and expanding Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Small Satellite market. More..



why caribbean?

The beautiful Caribbean island Curacao offers a headstart for spaceport development and operations by combining all the benefits of its tropical setting with an excellent technical, logistical, legal and tourism infrastructure, stable climate, low lattitude and More..

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Caribbean Spaceport will serve the exciting new and upcoming Personal Spaceflight market as well as the Scientific, Educational and expanding Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Small Satellite market. More..






















































































































personal spaceflight

During suborbital spaceflight passengers will be launched with a specially developed flight system to a minimum height of 100 km above the surface of the Earth. More..