The California Space Authority, the nonprofit corporation whose mission was to promote the state’s space industry, is no more, according to the Pacific Coast Business Times. The group’s board of directors voted unanimously June 6 to dissolve the organization.

It was unclear what promoted the decision, but the group in March halted plans to open a space center in Santa Barbara near Vandenberg Air Force Base. 

     “The group said it had determined that the space center would have had to navigate Santa Barbara County’s strict environmental review process, which would have added three to five years of hearings and approvals before construction could start.”




Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director, California Space Authority