Additionally, according to a report from Spaceflight Now, “Industry officials, familiar with the launch deal, said both satellites are planned to lift off from SpaceX’s new launch site at Boca Chica Beach,” though no further details or additional sources have yet emerged regarding that information. Dom considers himself among the many transplants that moved to Texas from the crowded coasts who found more than enough reasons to call it home. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy. The other satellite, SES-16/GovSat, was ordered by LuxGovSat, a recent partnership between the government of Luxembourg and SES itself. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 mission in June 2020 and a Starlink mission in September 2020. Welcome to SpaceFlight Insider! South Padre Island Texas, everything you need to plan your vacation on South Padre Island. Some see Musk's hasty schedule for testing the new rocket as evidence of financial pressure at the company. Launch Schedule. First payloads scheduled for new Texas SpaceX launch site. For the most up-to-date information including when you can expect the next launch, click HERE. SpaceX has also returned a small portion of the funds pledged from the state's jobs-focused Texas Enterprise Fund because the company fell short of hiring goals as the project couldn't keep pace with its original timetable. Whether you’re here to live out your interstellar fantasies or simply want to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, Padre Island Rentals has your accommodations covered. RocketLaunch.Live. After all, where else can you watch a rocket launch from the beach? SpaceX is seeking up to $5 million more in new state funding to build a commercial spaceport in Texas, a high-profile project that's behind schedule after breaking ground in 2014. SpaceX, behind schedule on South Texas launchpad, seeks $5 milllion more in state funding SpaceX initially predicted it would launch rockets from South Texas … Get the Space Launch Schedule. Site soil work began in 2015 but major construction of facilities began only in late 2018, with rocket engine testing wit… Dom is a staff writer covering breaking business news. The payloads, SES-14 and SES-16/GovSat, are currently expected to fly in 2017. Greg Abbott's economic development and tourism division is considering the application, said a spokeswoman for the governor. Hoping to launch large rockets at a fast cadence, … Required fields are marked *. 07:08 PM . The new money for the project would come from the Spaceport Trust Fund, a state economic development fund. Copyright © 2020 The Dallas Morning News. Despite the overcast conditions seen on the live stream Monday morning, you may be able to catch the Starship Hopper making small "hops" as Musk put it last week on Twitter. Though it won't necessarily be a full launch, you can witness a small milestone in private space exploration history from the comfort of your desk this week. It may not look like much, but ~5 contractors and a few pieces of heavy machinery truly is an explosion of SpaceX activity in South Texas. Dom DiFurio. View the SpaceX Launch Schedule and get launch information including location, launch videos, rocket information and launch dates. There is no scheduled launch at this time, but the launch of the new modified version of the spacecraft called, Starship Mk3, is expected during Q2 of 2020. Be sure to follow us on Facebook: SpaceFlight Insider as well as on Twitter at: @SpaceflightIns. Get the latest headlines delivered to your inbox every weekday. 27F. It's worth noting that testing will be ramping up in subsequent weeks and will be much more frequent and visible, according to South Padre Island's website. On Saturday, October 24 at 11:31 a.m. EDT, 11:31 UTC, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Cameron County Spaceport Development Corp. recently applied for the $5 million at the request of SpaceX, according to county Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. Always many issues integrating engine & stage. The Space Launch Schedule App and website includes launch information for SpaceX, NASA, ULA, Rocket Lab and more rocket launches. Hoping to launch large rockets at a fast cadence, … SpaceX … Rae wanted an opportunity to report on the various space-related events in and around Florida's Space Coast and approached SFI's founder about the possibility.