spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


FAA gives environmental OK for SpaceX Texas spaceport
Posted: Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 8:47 AM ET (1247 GMT)
SpaceX Brownsville spaceport illus. (SpaceX) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved an environmental assessment that would allow SpaceX to perform launches from a proposed launch site near Brownsville, Texas. The "Record of Decision" from the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, signed Wednesday, approves SpaceX's plans to perform launches from the site on the Gulf of Mexico several kilometers north of the Mexican border. The decision outlines the mitigation steps that SpaceX would need to follow if it built and operated the facility, including protecting endangered wildlife in the area. SpaceX has not made a decision on building a launch facility there, but officials previously said the Brownsville site was the leading candidate for a new launch facility that would be used for commercial missions.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
NASA selects Discovery mission finalists
Posted: Sat, Feb 15 8:23 AM ET (1323 GMT)

Astranis raises $90 million for small GEO satellites
Posted: Sat, Feb 15 8:22 AM ET (1322 GMT)

SpaceShipTwo arrives at Spaceport America
Posted: Sat, Feb 15 8:21 AM ET (1321 GMT)

news links
Sunday, February 16
NM delegation urges Space Force to utilize state assets
Albuquerque Journal — 8:18 am ET (1318 GMT)
Results of Starliner Review Expected in February
Air Force Magazine — 8:14 am ET (1314 GMT)
Nasa reaches for the stars with nuclear-propelled spacecraft
The Daily Telegraph — 8:12 am ET (1312 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list