The final frontier

There has always been a sceptical view that some investors are on a different planet. But recent developments do tend to suggest that a whole new universe is opening up to the infrastructure asset class.

Last month, we reported that the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority had whittled down a list of possible sites for a new spaceport. Admittedly there did seem to be a certain lack of clarity as to what a spaceport actually is, but the view seemed to be that this would become apparent once interested parties had drawn up detailed technical specifications.

Now comes news from the US that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected BRPH Architects & Engineers and Jones Edmunds & Associates to provide architecture and engineering services relating to “launch infrastructure” at sites including Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

We are already counting down to the next exciting announcement relating to infrastructure’s pioneering new theme.