How small-rocket firms will breathe new life into Cape Canaveral’s old launch pads

A year ago, when Mark Watt toured one of several launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, he knew he had found the perfect location for his company’s East Coast launches.

Watt, CFO of Cedar Park, Texas-based small-rocket maker Firefly Aerospace Inc., saw Launch Complex 20 and envisioned plenty of opportunity. He pictured the company’s 95-foot-tall Alpha rocket launching from the pad twice a week — possibly more as the demand grew from customers wanting to launch satellites to space. Read more here.