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September 1, 2015 - Spaceport America and ARCA Space Corporation announce partnership for space launch vehicle and high altitude autonomous aircraft testing

Spaceport America - the world's first purpose-built, commercial spaceport announced today ARCA Space Corporation has selected Spaceport America as the site for its space launch vehicle and high altitude autonomous aircraft testing.

ARCA will engineer, manufacture, test and bring to market innovative and affordable aerospace products such as the AirStrato UAS and Haas rocket series from its new global headquarters.

Spaceport America's facilities and access to protected airspace offer unique opportunities for test flights and experimental operations that complement the capabilities of Las Cruces International Airport and New Mexico State University's Physical Sciences Laboratory UAS Flight Test Center, together enabling ARCA Space Corporation to leverage the full suite of aerospace capabilities offered by southern New Mexico.

"Only in New Mexico did we find the perfect combination of aerospace assets, airspace and affordability," emphasized Dumitru Popescu, Founder and CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. "Proximity to Spaceport America and the expansive access to airspace were crucial factors in our decision to locate our global headquarters to Las Cruces, New Mexico in the United States."

Beginning later this year, ARCA Space Corporation expects to be operating autonomous aircraft testing activities at Spaceport America with space launch activity beginning in 2016.

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August 24, 2015 - Chris Lang, appointed as COO of ARCA Space Corporation

Las Cruces, New Mexico - ARCA Space Corporation, a for-profit US corporation, announced today that it has appointed Chris Lang as chief operating officer. Lang has been a board member since March of 2015, and will now take a central operating role effectively immediately.

"I first met Chris Lang seven months ago, while working on a media promotion project for ARCA," stated Dumitru Popescu, Founder/CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. "I myself am passionate about media production and we both noticed an immediate compatibility. His passion, love for detail, hard work, and commitment are exactly the qualities that make the ARCA team work. I knew quickly that Chris would be an asset to our team. Over time I also watched him in his role as founder and CEO of The LNG Company, and have continued to notice his wealth of experience as an executive. ARCA was in great need of a COO, and I knew that Chris would be a perfect fit for us in this role. When I asked Chris to join the board of directors, he didn't hesitate and said "yes," immediately. So here we are, announcing that Chris Lang is the new chief operating officer of ARCA SPACE Corporation. It is well known that a good relationship between a CEO and COO is critical for any company's success, and I'm convinced that we have the right person for this role."

As chief operating officer, Lang will lead the company's global operating business across the Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and China/Asia Pacific, as well as overseeing ARCA Space Corporation's brand development and overall strategic direction.

"ARCA Space Corporation is a dynamic and visionary company that is full of passion and ambition and these are the very attributes that led us to this partnership," said Chris Lang, COO of ARCA Space Corporation. "With the leadership of Dumitru Popescu we will not only achieve new heights in the aerospace industry but also engineering technologies that will change the future in which we live and communicate."

 

 

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August 18, 2015 - New amazing job opportunities at ARCA Space Corporation

Las Cruces, New Mexico - ARCA Space Corporation, a for-profit US corporation, is looking for 10 passionate employees to join ARCA Space in their new office in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Available positions include: aerospace engineer, electrical engineer, computer programmer, electrical engineering technician, mechanical engineering technician, fiber glass laminators and fabricators, welder, solderer, brazing machine setters, operators, tenders, executive secretary, executive administrator and an office clerk.

"ARCA is not only looking for the best trained employees, but for the most passionate, because space and aeronautics are about passion and vocation. Good people can do good things, but only passionate people can achieve excellence. At ARCA, excellence is always our aim. Outer space is a hard place and only by being passionate about it, can you find the inner strength to conquer it. So, to our potential new employees I'm telling you this: even though this is very important, don't focus on telling us that you have an "A" in physics and an "A" in mathematics. Demonstrate that you love aviation, have a love for space, and that you want to live your life with passion. Do this and you are hired. We are looking forward to welcoming our new employees and to reaching for the stars together." - Dumitru Popescu, ARCA, CEO

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August 7, 2015 - AirStrato aircraft arrived in New Mexico

Two AirStrato aircraft and the ground support equipment arrived today at Las Cruces Airport, New Mexico, after one month of travel on the sea and land between Europe and America. The aircraft and equipment were unloaded today and stored in ARCA's hangars from the airport.

 

 

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