MAMA’S PROPOSED ROCKET LAUNCH SITE AT GRANOT LOMA & GROWING OPPOSITION

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Article written by Brian Noell and published in the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve's Spring/Summer newsletter, The Howl:

YD Howl Article

“Michigan Launch Initiative, a public-private partnership developed by Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), has proposed a new project to develop a commercial rocket launch site in Marquette County. The initial plan was for a ‘horizontal’ launch site at KI Sawyer Airport in Gwinn, from which rockets would have been deployed from airborne planes. However, in July 2020 the county announced that MAMA had shifted its attention to the historic Granot Loma estate on the south shore of Lake Superior between Marquette and Big Bay. If approved, rockets would take off directly from the ground at this vulnerable and pristine location, carrying satellites for the direction of driverless vehicles.”

Here is the link to the YDWP’s full newsletter, find Brian’s article on page 4:

https://yellowdogwatershed.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-Howl-Spring-Summer-2021-compressed.pdf

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