- Parabolic Arc
- November 29, 2023
SpaceX Begins Building Starship Launch Complex at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A
The launch complex in Florida will supplement the one being built at SpaceX’s facility at Boca Chica, Texas.
NASA issued a statement about the project.
NASA signed a property agreement with SpaceX in 2014 which allows them to develop Space Launch Complex 39A to serve as a platform for the company’s commercial launch activities.
It’s within the rights of their lease agreement to make launch infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the pad.
In 2019, NASA conducted an environmental assessment and granted permission for SpaceX to begin construction within the pad perimeter. Approval is only to build at this time. Launchings and landings will involve another approval process.