Space balloon company expands in Tillamook

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Port of Tillamook Bay is building a $6.9 million hangar for Near Space, a suborbital flight provider.

The facility will let NSC consolidate its engineering, manufacturing and flight operations at a single location. It is expected to be the first commercial, high-altitude balloon flight facility in the world.
“This will allow us to manufacture longer balloons and increase our capacity to address the growing needs of our customers,” said Eric Byers, project manager for NSC. “Now we can take the balloons directly from the payload integration center to the launch circle.”
The 32,000-square-foot facility, designed by LRS Architects, will feature a 300-foot-long hangar, a 575-foot-tall observation tower and a large balloon launch circle, where NSC will launch high-pressure and zero-pressure balloons that can weigh thousands of kilograms.

Read more at The Daily Journal of Commerce.

{biztweet}near space tillamook{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Downtime with the executive director of Greater Portland Inc.

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.


Read more...

Energy Stream

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Oregon already ranks as the nation’s second largest generator of hydroelectric power. (Washington is No. 1). Now an elegant new installation in Portland is putting an unconventional, sharing economy twist on this age-old water-energy pairing. The new system, launched this winter, uses the flow of water inside city water pipes to spin four turbines that produce electricity for Portland General Electric customers. 


Read more...

The Health Guru

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Mohan Nair channels a visionary.


Read more...

Power Players

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY ROBERT MULLIN

A new energy-sharing agreement sparks concerns about independence and collaboration in the region's utility industry.


Read more...

Letting Go

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.


Read more...

2015 100 Best companies announced

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMG 0022cneditBY OB STAFF

The 100 Best list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.


Read more...

10 Oregon companies positioning themselves for growth

The Latest
Friday, March 13, 2015
vcthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Ten startups have secured venture capital, angel or seed funding in 2015.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS