According to letters obtained by The Associated Press, Virgin Galactic says the state has not finished the work necessary to trigger activation of its $1 million-a-year rent. And it says if the work is not complete by March 31, it may stop paying or give notice to terminate its lease.
New Mexico Spaceport Authority Executive Director Christine Anderson says the state’s obligations have been met. She has requested a meeting with the company.
The dispute comes after Virgin expressed concerns about the state’s inability to attract more business to the project.