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Space Coast meetings on potential starship-super heavy operations

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force just held the first in a series of meetings about potential SpaceX Starship operations at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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The meeting at Cocoa’s Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library gave the public an opportunity to see the alternatives and make public comments ahead of an environmental impact statement or EIS.

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The proposed alternatives at the Cape include reusing, modifying, or demolishing the existing structure at Space Launch complex 37, constructing new facilities at Space Launch complex 50, or taking no action at all.

Studies and evaluations to prepare for a draft environmental impact statement will happen this spring.

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There will be more public comment once that draft is completed.

A preferred alternative won’t be announced until September of next year, and a selection is expected to happen the following month.

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