FAA Requires SpaceX to Take Over 75 Actions to Mitigate Environmental Impact of Planned Starship/Super Heavy Launches

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

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. […]

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

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 […]

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville International Airport

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License for Huntsville International Airport

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 […]

FAA Once Again Delays SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision Another Month — May 31st

FAA Pushes Back SpaceX Starship Environmental Review Decision to June 13th

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 News Update: Crew Dragon Capsule Manufacturing; Starship Program and FAA Review

Latest SpaceX News Update

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 […]