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SpaceX’s Plans for Texas Launch Site Delayed Again by FAA

  • Environmental review decision is postponed until May 31
  • SpaceX’s changes to application need additional FAA analysis
The SpaceX Starbase facility in Brownsville, Texas.

The SpaceX Starbase facility in Brownsville, Texas.

Photographer: Mark Felix/Bloomberg
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Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. will have to wait longer to learn whether U.S. regulators have approved launches of its massive Starship rocket from a Texas facility. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is attempting to complete its environmental assessment of the launch site by May 31, the agency said in an emailed statement Friday. The review was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021, but has now been delayed four times.