Florida, June 10: SpaceX, a spacecraft company, is reportedly mulling over expanding its operations to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida’s Cape Canaveral to launch 64 rockets in a year using the next generation Falcon 9 rockets. Founded by Elon Musk, the company has asked National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a 67-acre patch of land for this purpose. Notably, SpaceX has been quite regularly partnering up with NASA for missions to the International Space Station.
“As SpaceX’s launch cadence and manifest for missions from Florida continues to grow, we are seeking to expand our capabilities and streamline operations to launch, land and re-fly our Falcon family of rockets,” a SpaceX spokesperson was quoted as telling Florida Today.
The draft suggests that there would be at least 10 Falcon Heavy launches per year, while the other 54 launches would be Falcon 9 launches. For smooth launches, SpaceX is planning to create a giant 300-foot control tower and 133000 sq foot hanagar. SpaceX has plans of creating a giant 300-foot control tower to facilitate all these launches. It will also install 133,000 sq foot hangar to stock all its booster rockets and other rocket parts.
The SpaceX is also planning to build a rocket garden in its campus, which will also showcase historic SpaceX display pieces to the public. The reports say that the spacecraft company will also build a 280,000-square-foot utilities yard and a 2,500-foot security center.