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New Launch Site in Texas!

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Chris TX, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

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    In the Texas Supercharger thread from 8/5:

    SpaceX has announced Brownsville will be the site of its commercial launch facility:
    SpaceX to Launch Commercial Rockets in Texas - WSJ

    Maybe now we'll get a supercharger route to Brownsville/South Padre Island? Soon it will be easier to get to earth orbit from Brownsville than to get to any major city in a Tesla.
     
  3. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Spaceport.

    "Under that development schedule, Musk said, the first launch from the Texas site could take place as soon as late 2016. SpaceX would like to move launches of commercial geostationary orbit satellites here as soon as the facility is ready in order to reduce the congestion on the range at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where SpaceX currently launches those satellites, and to take advantage of the slightly favorable latitude of the Texas site."

    http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/41957spacex-breaks-ground-on-texas-spaceport?utm_content=buffer0d25f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  4. JRod0802

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    Press releases and quotes found in this thread over at the NASA Space Flight forum:

     

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