Aurora Launch Services, Limited Liability Company, was formed in 2017 as a wholly- owned subsidiary of the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. Aurora Launch Services is a pioneer contract services company providing low cost, reliable launch services to the emerging small lift commercial launch vehicle market worldwide.

Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, the company is structured as a flexible contract services company that can respond to launch requirements globally, operating for existing or future commercial and government spaceports.

Aurora Launch Services is comprised of a small full-time non-government employee management team responsible for both the strategic direction and daily operations of the company. The majority of the company is comprised of part-time employees. These part-time employees will work at launch locations and launch periods specifically identified by individual contracts for launch services.

Aurora Launch Service has a number of distinct competitive advantages over others that will attempt to enter the market. First, experienced personnel who have performed these services in the past for the Federal government and at PSCA means the Aurora Launch Service team will be fully ready to conduct operations from day one. Second, being owned by the Alaska Aerospace means Aurora Launch Services also has a predictable and sustainable home market in Alaska.

Alaska Aerospace has contracted with Aurora Launch Services to provide exclusive launch services at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. This stability ensures both long term availability and that personnel have sufficient business to maintain currency in operational performance and requirements.



Dr. Robert P McCoy, Alaska Aerospace Chair

Mark D. Lester, Alaska Aerospace President
and Interim Chief Executive Officer

Scott Hawkins, Enterprise Asset Management
and Supply Chain Services President

Vacant Position

John Cramer, Aurora Launch Services President




Aurora Launch Services has a four member Board of Directors.  The board provides policy oversight and financial direction to the company.  The Chair of Alaska Aerospace also serves as the Chair of Aurora Launch Services.  Two public Members-at-Large and the Aurora Launch Services President also serve on the board.  The two Members-at-Large serve three year terms.

John Cramer

John Cramer

John Cramer brings a broad background to Aurora Launch Services designed to bring the highest quality services to the aerospace industry.

John previously was the Chief of Staff for Alaska Aerospace Corporation as well as VP of Administration, responsible for personnel, contracting, procurements, and state and federal outreach. He brings over 30 years of upper management roles in various capacities in Alaska.


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Are you looking for dynamic employment in the aerospace industry that offers unparalleled opportunities to be a forerunner in launch services worldwide?

Aurora Launch Services seeks a diversified employee workforce dedicated to the highest degree of customer service and exceptional performance.


Please send your letter of interest and resume to:

Aurora Launch Services
4300 “B” Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503



Aurora Launch Services was established by Alaska Aerospace to provide low cost, highly reliable launch services on a contract basis to both government and commercial space launch customers worldwide. Aurora Launch Services is designed to be a pioneer contract services company providing low costs services. The company is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, co-located with Alaska Aerospace.

Aurora Launch Services is a customer service company that supports spaceport operations worldwide. As such, the Company usually operates under a specific contractual arrangement with a spaceport to support specific launch operations. Therefore, employee hours of work are highly flexible in support of individual customer contracts. Aurora Launch Services employees have to be willing to work flexible hours which may extend beyond a typical eight hour day and may extend beyond a typical five day work week.

Aurora Launch Services adheres to the highest ethical standards in the industry and fully complies within both State of Alaska and Federal rules and regulations. This includes maintaining the highest principals of professionalism and personal integrity, respect, and responsibility in order to earn and maintain trust with customers, employees, and the general public.

Aurora Launch Services offers a competitive salary schedule, paid time-off, holidays, and provides a retirement program for eligible full‐time and part‐time employees. Aurora Launch Services contributes to the employee’s 401-K Individual Retirement Account (IRA) when employee becomes vested after one year of employment.

Current Openings

The positions listed below are currently available. Submit your application by emailing here.

Ground Safety Officer

Aurora Launch Services has an immediate requirement for a highly experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Ground Safety Officer

Aurora Ground Safety Officer.pdf

Submit your application by emailing here.

Staff Accountant

Provides management with financial information by through the preparation of detail data, account reconciliation and assistance with financial reporting.

Under the direction of the Alaska Aerospace Senior Financial Officer, the Staff Accountant performs routine and recurring assignments in the formulation, development, and, execution of contract pricing, program budgets, and financial plans required to properly plan and manage program resource requirements.

Staff Accountant.pdf

Submit your application by emailing here.

Director, Financial Management

Director, Financial Management

Aurora Launch Services is searching for a permanent, full-time Director, Financial Management (FM), who will have executive leadership responsibility for all financial activities across the company, assuring the optimal financial performance of the company, as well as providing financial management services for Alaska Aerospace. The FM will work in the Anchorage office, reporting directly to the President and be specifically responsible for shaping the company’s financial performance. The FM will be an integral part of the company’s senior management team and work closely with the Board of Directors.

Director, Financial Management

Submit your application by emailing here.


Aurora Launch Services

Aurora Launch Services

4300 “B” Street, Suite 101

Anchorage, Alaska 99503

+01 907 771 8010

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