MIDLAND, Texas — Midland City Council approved an economic development agreement and commercial sublease agreement with Kepler Aerospace to move into the Midland Air and Space Port.
The company develops satellite delivery systems through plasma technologies.
Kepler Aerospace looks to move into the hangar and business park space previously occupied by Orbital Outfitters.
Although Kepler Aerospace was given approval to move into the Midland Air and Space Port, the decision was not unanimous.
"10 years ago, when the space port conversation started, the economy in Midland looked a lot different than it does today. We're $25 million into the space port, and we have nothing to show for it. I think the longer we continue to enter agreements, we'll be wasting taxpayer dollars," said City Councilman Spencer Robnett.
Kepler Aerospace is expected to open their Midland headquarters by summer 2020.