The most recent purchases made
Through Dogleg, SpaceX now controls approximately 98 acres of land, in ownership and leaseholds combined.
In another development regarding SpaceX's plans to develop the world's first private and commercial vertical launch complex at Boca Chica,
The final environmental impact statement (FEIS), which is positive toward the proposal, was recently released, and following
But SpaceX started the design of the proposed facility more than a year ago, and even has identified potential providers of services, as the FEIS reflects.
"The SpaceX project, to be located in
Quiroga did not respond to a question regarding the possible purchases of light poles.
"However, at this point we cannot disclose further details due to the sensitivity of the project," he instead responded.
The FEIS notes that new underground power lines would be installed in the state
MVEC's service area includes the entire state
The FEIS also pointed out that construction of the complex would occur over a 24-month period, and site preparation would include clearing, grading, filling and excavation.
An average of 18 trucks would travel to and from the project site per work day during the 24 months. However, during concrete pours for the facilities, including hangars, the launch pad, the control center buildings and payload processing facilities, up to 60 trucks would transport concrete to the site.
It is pointed out that large amounts of sand and gravel would be needed for the amount of concrete that would be required for the construction. The FEIS states that there are currently numerous suppliers of construction material within the vicinity, including, but not limited to, Samson Sandpit & Materials in
It was also was estimated that 47 workers would be on-site at any one time during the construction , given the final build-out size of the project and the 24-month timeframe.
SpaceX aims to launch the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and a variety of smaller reusable suborbital vehicles. It has proposed up to 12 launch operations a year, including up to two Falcon Heavy launches, through at least 2025.
The launches would carry experimental or commercial payloads, including satellites. In addition to standard payloads, the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy might also carry a capsule, such as the SpaceX Dragon capsule. All launch trajectories would be to the east over the
The site is about 17 miles east-northeast of the
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