Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

BROWNSVILLE, US (AP): SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend USD 100 million in Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

Musk was joined on Monday by Gov Rick Perry and other officials as SpaceX broke ground at the state's southernmost tip.

The ceremony marked the start of construction of the USD 85 million site at Boca Chica Beach, east of Brownsville, where commercial satellites will be launched.

Perry is providing USD 2.3 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund toward the project and another USD 13 million from the Spaceport Trust Fund to pay for infrastructure.

California-based SpaceX is expected to create 300 jobs at the site.

The company already has a rocket testing facility in McGregor in Central Texas that employs 250 people.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

IAF has two-pronged strategy to deal with shortage of fighter jets: Govt

To address the shortage of fighter aircraft in the Indian Air Force, the government has adopted a two-pronged strategy of midlife upgradation of existing jets and induction of new ones in the fleet, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said on Thursday.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery