SpaceX Building New Facility At Port Canaveral To Refurbish Falcon 9 Rockets

Posted: Aug 25 2016, 6:47am CDT | by , in Latest Science News


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SpaceX Building New Facility at Port Canaveral to Refurbish Falcon 9 Rockets
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SpaceX is said to refurbish its Falcon 9 rockets at at new facility that will be build at Port Canaveral.

SpaceX is going to be transporting its space operations to a new facility in Port Canaveral in Florida. Its refurbished Falcon 9 rockets will find their rightful place there amidst the technological equipment.

SpaceX wants to own a 52,000 square feet building which lies towards the northern side of Port Canaveral for this express purpose. A second facility is being planned on a vacant area on this land too.

“We’re happy to announce that they’re onboard,” Port Canaveral Chief Executive Officer John Murray told Flordia Today. “It’s good for the port, it’s good for the community, and it's a high-visibility project. So we’re really excited about that. They're a great client to have on our port. It's a win-win for everybody."

This new building will be for the sake of SpaceX’s refurbished rockets. These Falcon 9 rockets have joined the rest of the paraphernalia found there. This is a case of “the more, the merrier”.

It is not only salubrious for the port, but good for the entire bevy of staff members present at the site. Add to that the fact that it’s a scheme that is not secretive and you have the very formula for success.

Everyone connected in any way with this project is pretty excited and enthusiastic about it. SpaceX will be signing a solemn agreement with the authorities at Port Canaveral for the sake of this project. The task will be completed by September.

An assessment of the new facility is yet to be made by the engineers of SpaceX. If all goes in accordance with SpaceX’s plans, it will be smooth sailing from here onwards.

SpaceX has two launch pads, one at the Kennedy Space Center and the other one at Cape Canaveral. About seven days ago, SpaceX landed one of its rockets on a droneship that was floating on the surface of the oceanic waters.

This marked the fourth time that SpaceX had accomplished this precarious task successfully. Elon Musk, the CEO and founding father of SpaceX, plans on making space travel dirtcheap via reusable rockets.

The majority of rockets that have been utilized up until now have either been discarded or destroyed after their mission is over. This causes costs to be astronomical in nature. With reusable rockets such will not be the case.

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