FAA Requires SpaceX to Take Over 75 Actions to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Planned Starship/Super Heavy Launches
Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro Monday, June 13, 2022 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will require SpaceX to take more than 75 actions to mitigate environmental impacts from its proposed plan to launch the Starship/Super Heavy vehicle from Boca Chica, Texas. The actions are part of the agency’s environmental review. […]
Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today, May 31, that it was again extending its target date to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, to June 13th. Following is the FAA Official Statement: The FAA intends to […]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a license to the Huntsville-Madison Airport Authority in Alabama to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site. The license permits the airport to offer its site for Sierra Space Dream Chaser vehicles returning to Earth from future NASA resupply missions to […]
Photo Credit: Space Channel/Nicholas D’Alessandro The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Friday it was again extending its target date to complete an environmental review of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas, to May 31. Following is the FAA Official Statement: The FAA is working toward issuing […]
SpaceX will no longer manufacture new Crew Dragon astronaut capsules. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said the company will finish their final capsule, but will still manufacture components because they’ll be refurbishing. There are at least four more private astronaut missions planned with Crew Dragon with Houston-based space station builder and spaceflight manager Axiom Space, with […]
FAA Issues Draft Environmental Assessment Regarding Sierra Space’s Plan to Land Dream Chaser at Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida
https://spacechannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NEWS-Sierra-Space-Enviornmental-1.mp4 On Tuesday, the FAA released a draft Environmental Assessment to the public regarding a proposal by Sierra Space to land its Dream Chaser spaceplane at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, in Florida. Completion of the assessment is necessary for the proposal to be approved, and a public comment period lasting through January 24 […]
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it has a target date of Dec. 31 to conclude the environmental assessment process of the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy environmental review.
Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, ‘pending regulatory approval
Elon Musk says that it could be ready to make its first orbital flight attempt next month — provided it gets the regulatory sign-offs it needs.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed two test firings of the engines on its Starship 20 prototype on Thursday.
On Wednesday the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held the second public comment hearing where they allowed anyone three minutes to comment on the environmental assessment of SpaceX’s operation.