Boca Chica Site

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Boca Chica Village
Unincorporated community
Cameron County, Texas
Cameron County, Texas
CountryUnited States
CountyCameron County
Kennedy Shores1967
Kopernik Shores1975
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total26
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time Zone (North America))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Time Zone (North America))

The Boca Chica Site, was 1 of 7 places considered for Space X's new launch site. Located near Brownsville, TX. with approximately 100 plus acres acquired between 2012-2014. Groundbreaking on the new launch facility occured in September 2014. The first tracking antenna was installed in August 2016, and the first propellant tank arrived in July 2018. Later in 2018 construction at the launch site increased considerably. By March of 2019 the first test vehicle was being built onsite. Wind brakes and many tents of various sizes have been erected on the shipyard site, and a larger landing pad was poured on the launch area in the later part of 2019.


History of Boca Chica - the early history and other info about the area

Battle of Palmito Ranch

Palmito Ranch

Youtube video

"Boca Chica Village aerial overview video: Nov 18 2015". January 7, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2016.