- via Spaceflight Now
SpaceX is eyeing Puerto Rico, Texas, Hawaii, or Florida to be home of a new commercial launch facility for its Falcon rocket family.
The site would handle commercial missions, while flights for federal government customers could continue to be based from Cape Canaveral, Fla., or Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
“Our growing launch manifest has led us to look for additional sites. We’re considering several states and territories,” said Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX. “I envision this site functioning like a commercial Cape Canaveral.”
SpaceX has launched two medium-lift Falcon 9 rockets from launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, and it’s developing a facility at Vandenberg to handle polar orbit satellite missions, including early test flights of its Falcon Heavy, which would be the world’s most powerful launcher.
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