A brief statement (about 4 pages), with a clear description of interest to
build, install and/or operate a spaceport and launch equipment enabling
launching services from the Azores as of 2021 for small satellites (see details
below in this document).
Publication of the procurement rules, including evaluation criteria;
Public presentation to an International High-Level Expert Committee (in early February 2019), to be nominated by the portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT), upon consultation of the Government of Portugal and the Regional Government of Azores.
By completion of the 3RD phase, a contractual period of about two years will be initiated to install launch services to space from the Island of Santa Maria.