In January of this year, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) announced that the Chippewa County EDC would be the new site for the command and control center for their new Michigan Launch Initiative (MLI). In partnership with Oakman Aerospace, the Chippewa Homestead Antenna & Mission Program (CHAMP) provides an ideal location sustained by a team of industry experts who will now begin work to make the MLI goals a reality.
CHAMP is a unique Public/Private Partnership (P3) that will support MLI vertical and horizontal launch sites in Michigan as well as fully integrate United States Government (USG), Allied, Commercial, and Academic Space mission support worldwide through innovative and cost-effective Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) designs necessary to remain competitive in the NewSpace Era. Expected to bring an estimated 40,000 new jobs and solidify the state’s place as a premier commercial aerospace destination, the new command and control center will enable the MLI to interface with the U.S. Department of Defense, or DOD, and other related agencies on highly sensitive and defense-related projects.
Space in Michigan is Looking U.P.!