Shipman pulls out of planned satellite launch facility: ‘This wasn’t the right fit’

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Mark Lester, Alaska Aerospace Corp. president, speaks with residents Feb. 6 at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo during an informational meeting about a proposed spaceport.

A proposed satellite launch facility near Keaau will not go forward after the owner of the potential site pulled out of the project.