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A spaceport or cosmodrome: a site for launching or receiving spacecraft Edit or translate this description.
Group: Aeroways
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in usePage for proposal

The tag aeroway=spaceport is used to map a spaceport. A spaceport or cosmodrome is a site for launching or receiving spacecraft (vehicles designed to fly in outer space).

For an overview of airports and aviation in OSM see Aeroways.

How to map

  • Create a closed way around the extent of the spaceport area (often co-incident with a barrier of some kind).
  • For complex boundaries create a relation:multipolygon and add the tags to the relation.
  • If the area of the spaceport is not clear, use a node at the center.

Add the tag aeroway=spaceport and the name=* if relevant.

Related features

A spaceport area may contain one or more lauch pads, landing pads, hangars and other features which should be mapped separately:

A list of spaceport-related tags and values. Refers to aeroway=*.
Picture Descripiton Tags Taginfo
Launch Pad 39B.jpg Launch pad for rockets or other spacecraft. Also see military=launchpad and man_made=launch_pad aeroway=launchpad
Landing Zone 1 (23267877284).jpg Landing pad for rockets or other spacecraft - rarely used aeroway=landingpad
Falcon 9 Leaving Hangar at Cape Canaveral.jpg Hangar for aircraft or spacecraft aeroway=hangar
KSC-95EC-0948.jpg Runway for landing of some types of spacecraft, not necessarily at a spaceport, see list of Space Shuttle landing sites. There are also hybrid spaceports. aeroway=runway

For remains of no longer active spaceports, or those under construction, see Lifecycle_prefix, for example: construction:aeroway=spaceport


Landingpad at Cape Canaveral

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Proposed: Rocktet icon201001.svg

See also