Canso launch site

The Canso area could soon be home to Canada’s first commercial spaceport.

Maritime Launch Services says it assessed 14 potential locations across North America and settled on a site near Canso to launch the Ukrainian-built Cyclone 4-M rocket into space carrying commercial payloads like satellitess.  M-L-S is optimistic it can break ground within a year and launch its first rocket in 2020.  It says that by 2022, it plans to launch eight rockets a year.

Municipal officials welcomed the news and said having a spaceport there will boost tourism as well.