Elon Musk SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said his company is considering plans to turn part of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a new location for its Starship rocket.
The space technology company has conducted some tests from its Texas location but is considering the addition of the new location as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have slowed approvals to launch the rockets from its location in the Lone Star State.
“It would obviously set us back for quite some time,” Musk said regarding another review by the FAA, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new change “would have to shift our priorities” to the NASA location in Florida. Elon Musk said SpaceX is ready to use a Florida location to test the massive rocket it has been developing if flight-safety regulators require an additional environmental review of a company facility in Texas https://t.co/lqM5gZ1nVw
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 12, 2022 “We don’t have a ton of insight into where things stand with the FAA,” Musk said regarding the current FAA plan, according to Space News. “We have gotten sort of a rough indication that there may be an approval in March, but that’s all we know.”
The plan was expected to be completed in December but was later changed to the end of February.
If the report requires a more extended environmental impact statement, Musk plans to look to Florida to continue his launch plans. “It would obviously set us back for quite some time because an EIS takes a lot longer than an EA, so we would have to shift our priorities to Cape Kennedy,” he said in the report.
“I guess our worst-case scenario is that we would be delayed for six to eight months to build up the Cape launch tower and launch from there,” he […]
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