A recent report on the Virginia-state sponsored Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, Va., concluded that increased funding will be necessary to keep the operation afloat, according to the Daily Press.

Prepared by the Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology, the new report also stresses the importance of the state’s relationship with Orbital Sciences Corp., which is headquarted in Dulles, Va., and is poised to become a primary user of the spaceport, the Daily Press wrote in a Dec. 5 blog post.

The report closely follows one released by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office that urged the state to limit Orbital’s influence so as to attract other customers to MARS.

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