Pursuing a dream to develop a private space port in Tonga, a couple of space entrepreneurs have the blessing of Tonga's king to build a small rocket launch site on the king's estate on the southern tip of 'Eua this year, with the aim of launching a rocket before the end of 2010.
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Sunday 30 March 2003
A US rocket developer is pushing ahead with its plans to build a Space Port in Tonga, and is registering itself as a weapons manufacturer in order to export its rockets from the US. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
Thursday 20 December 2001
‘Eua, or one of the remote southern islands of Tonga, could become the site for a private space port to be developed for launching tourists into orbit at the low cost of $2 million per seat. Looking for a site for a private space port, the chief executive of InterOrbital Systems, Randa Milliron, and her partner Roderick Milliron, a rocket engineer, who co-founded the company, visited Tonga in December, as guests of Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.