SpaceX Buys More Land in Texas, Environmental Impact Statement Due in January

SpaceX has been purchasing additional tracts of land near where it would like to construct a commercial launch complex for its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. In related news, the FAA expects to complete an environmental impact statement on the proposed location near Brownsville, Texas in January.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. purchased two more properties on Election Day Nov. 6 on the steps of the Cameron County Judicial Building on East Harrison Street, according to public records.

Local officials have emphasized that this does not reflect that the California-based SpaceX has selected the Cameron County site near Boca Chica Beach from others that it is considering to establish a rocket launch facility.

Gilberto Salinas, vice president of the Brownsville Economic Development Council, reiterated Wednesday that BEDC is not involved in SpaceX’s land purchases and has distanced itself from SpaceX’s internal real estate decisions.

SpaceX began purchasing property in Cameron County in June, buying three tracts of land, as The Brownsville Herald has reported.

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