Posts Tagged ‘launch’

SpaceX space port coming to L.A.?

April 19, 2018

Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility

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April 19, 2018

Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility on 19 acres of port land to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport to launch sites.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the rocket will serve a wide range of missions including going to Mars.

The permit approved Thursday has an initial 10-year term with two 10-year options to extend.

SpaceX will receive credits that offset the approximately $1.38 million in annual rent in exchange for improvements it makes, including construction of a huge hangar-style building. Overall credits are capped at $44 million.

The deal is expected to be reviewed by the City Council.

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Rocket Lab Going Commercial

April 7, 2018

A file photo of the maiden flight of the electron rocket in May 2017. While that mission did not see the vehicle achieve orbit, the second flight in January 2018, dubbed “Still Testing,” did. The third flight, “It’s Business Time,” will be the first fully-commercial mission for the rocket. Photo Credit: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab…

via ‘It’s Business Time’: Rocket Lab sets April 20 for next Electron launch — SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to send Tesla to Mars

January 8, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

June 3, 2017

First re-used, re-furbished, cargo vessel deployed by re-used, re-flown, re-covered first stage rocket.

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