Welcome to Space Launch Comp…err, Landing Complex 1

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Image Credit & Copyright: SpaceX.

On February 10, 2015 SpaceX signed a 5 year lease with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s (CCAFS) 45th Space Wing for use of Space Launch Complex-13 (SLC-13) for use as a possible landing site for their Falcon 9, Falcon 9 Heavy segments and possibly in the future, Dragon Spacecraft.  On March 13, 2015 SpaceX posted this image on their Twitter account showing off the brand new sign re-labeling SLC-13 as Landing Complex 1 (CL-1).

According to the diagram of the environmental assessment proposed by Gator Engineering and Aquifer Restoration Inc., it shows the site with a main pad (200 x 200 ft. square) with four auxiliary or contingency pads (150 ft. diameter, round). It is assumed that there will be 12 landings annually and that the infrastructure at the site will be built up to secure the rocket segments and handle and hazardous…

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