BROWNSVILLE – At the end of 2015, trucks began to pollute 300,000 cubic meters more on the SpaceX launch pad where the Texas 4 endpoints on the shores of Boca Chica, Texas, Texas.
The technical term is bir soil cultivation-, a process for compressing the underlying soil to stabilize – in this case to form a suitable basis for launch-complex structures. This process is now complete, resulting in the translation of artificial troubles with earth.
After that, SpaceX will build a 95,000-gallon liquid oxygen tank and 80,000-gallon methane tank that the company has received in recent months. In the SpaceX control center area, tanks stored several miles west of the launch site will be used to support propellant loading operations during spacecraft testing in 2019.
In February, SpaceX founder and CEO & # 39; s Elon Musk, Boca Chica & # 39; s tests "BFR's space ship with short hopper flight" will include.
The BFR represents the Great Falcon Rocket, a fully re-usable two-stage vehicle consisting of a booster and a spaceship. "Hopper flights" refers to the SpaceX 's Grasshopper program for the low – altitude launch and landing tests of the Falcon 9 rocket at its testing facility in Central Texas, outside McGregor, in southwestern Waco.
Musk had focused on getting people into Falcon Heavy, the largest rocket, Mars, but the focus shifted towards the development of the larger, more powerful BFR for Mars flights. Boca Chica is an ambitious target for Musk's groundbreaking ceremony in September 2014
Çok It would be great if the first person to go for another planet could get away from this place, “he said.
In the last two years, SpaceX, located in the suburb of Los Angeles, has installed two giant ground station antennas that have taken over Cape Canaveral in Florida and more than 600 kW of solar power to power them. Antennas will be used to track manned Crew Dragon missions to the International Space Station and flights exploding from Boca Chica.
"The ongoing construction of the launch pad in South Texas is going well," said company spokesman Sean Pitt. Said. "SpaceX has now taken the last major overground tank needed to support the first test flights of the Great Falcon Spaceship."
Musk initially predicted that Boca Chica's first rocket launch could take place in late 2016. However, the need for land cultivation created delays, but in September 2016, a Falcon 9 rocket that destroyed a launch pad exploded during a fuel test in Cape Canaveral. I had to rebuild SpaceX.
The company launched its first launch from Launch Pad Complex 40, which was rebuilt on December 15, 2017 as a re-mission to the space station using a Falcon 9 rocket and an unmanned Dragon capsule. On February 6, SpaceX launched the launch of Falcon Heavy rocket launcher 39a at Cape Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
This is the same pillow that was reserved for the moon on July 16, 1969, four days before the first man walking on the moon surface of Apollo 11, during the month of Neil Armstrong. Last August, SpaceX installed a gateway to the Launch Pad 39a, which NASA astronauts would use to take the ISS into the Crew Element capsule for tasks.
NASA signed SpaceX and Boeing contracts in 2014 to buy its astronauts from the space station and from the space station by ferry. Four astronauts were selected for the Crew Dragon mission, which was inaugurated by SpaceX. It was temporarily scheduled for April 2019. They will be the first people to be sent out of the US soil since the space shuttle was stopped in 2011.
First Crew The dragon mission will take the task of launching the Falcon 9 rocket, 230 meters tall and 25 tons in Earth's orbit. Falcon Heavy, at the same height, but much more powerful, with a low trajectory load of 70 tons. At a press conference following the launch of Falcon Heavy in February, Musk said the mission's success convinced him of the feasibility of developing the BFR.
The BFR would stand 387 meters tall with a load of more than 110 tons. BX Chica's rocket SpaceX plans, which will begin at Boca Chica, will begin at the end of next year's tests.
In 2011, Gil Salinas, a former Brownsville Economic Development Council member who was a member of the Governor's Aviation and Aviation Advisory Committee and who worked closely with SpaceX during the negotiations for bringing the company here, accepted its first meeting with Musk. One part about Mars, which Musk says should be colonized.
"When he gave us his vision back in 2011, he came out so much – where do we start?" said.
Now, with SpaceX completing 70 launches and more with 35 plans, it is said that every eye in the aviation industry is Salinas, the company in Cameron County.
. You can see that they are on a path to change the world, and many of them will be made from here, Sal Salinas said.