Taking off: Work accelerates at Boca Chica launch site Some of you might be wondering where Boca Chica is. Well, it’s in Texas. Way south in Texas. But SpaceX wants to launch from Boca Chica (I call it “Bocanur”). And SpaceX is building the Big Falcon Rocket/Starship prototype there, with plans to test launch/land the […]Read More January 4, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
My latest Clearancejobs.com article about the movement of New Space companies and their jobs to Texas. Perhaps there’s a career waiting for you with one of these companies? They all appear to be hiring. If you’re curious about which companies are making the move, please read: Texas Space Jobs Increasing.Read More Texas Space Jobs Increasing?
Let’s continue the whole SpaceX/Texas spaceport theme a little bit more. Last week there were a few posts on this site about SpaceX’s move of launch operations near Brownsville, Texas. According to The Register, SpaceX broke ground on the future launch site Monday, 22 Sept 14. Texas is giving SpaceX a little over $15 million to build […]Read More Three Guys, Three Shovels, One Launchpad
This post is the completion of a short analysis I started yesterday about why NASA’s and the DoD’s launch operations will not be affected by SpaceX’s choice to build and use a launch operations center in Brownsville, Texas. It was prompted because of a post The Space Review put up on their site Monday, which suggested […]Read More SpaceX’s Own Spaceport Will Not Affect NASA or DoD Operations, Part 2
Yesterday, I expanded on a Space Review post of the possible reasons Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) is moving launch operations to Texas. The company believes it will conduct about 12 launches a year from its own space launch complexes near Brownsville, Texas. Such a launch rate is more than triple SpaceX’s 2013 launch rate of 3 […]Read More SpaceX’s Own Spaceport Will Not Affect NASA or DoD Operations, Part 1