Federal Aviation Administration, Space, SpaceX Why Texas Authority Threatened SpaceX With Legal Action?
. But lately it looks like many of his neighbors, including the Texas government itself, are not quite impressed by the billionaire and his latest. Ambitions., Why Well, we will find out in just a second before that. Please subscribe to FuturePhile to watch more fascinating videos on futuristic tech.. On June 16, several photos of the letters warning against SpaceX were disclosed via tweets by Rudy Mireles of Texas, Local News KRGV, illustrating the case being constructed against the space agency and their actions.. The complaint was filed by Cameron, County District Attorney, Luis V Saenz, who detailed his offices experience with illegal seizures by SpaceX security.. The tweet reads: Just in Cameron, County District Attorney notifies SpaceX, Boca Chica, that unauthorized road closures and enforcement by contracted security officers may be in violation of state laws, including felonious impersonation of a public servant. District Attorney. Luis Saenz claims that, while investigating complaints from a resident about the behavior of SpaceXs private security personnel, members of his staff encountered a man wearing a tactical bulletproof vest who approached stopped and detained them for attempting to access a public roadway near SpaceXs, manufacturing, facilities. Saenzs letter States that the county had not authorized a road closure at the time and his staff later found out the Texas Department of Public Safety did not even license the security guard who detained them.. The letter reads: This conduct is unacceptable., While Space X is a valued member of our community. This does not authorize Space X, its employees, staff agents, andor contractors to disregard Texas Law.
Also be advised. If this conduct were to happen again, not only could the individual Space X employeecontractoragent be subject to arrest and prosecution, but as a Texas Business Entity, … Space X could be prosecuted as well.. The letter also states that SpaceXs actions may be charged as both a Class B misdemeanor for obstructing a highway or other passageway and a third degree felony for impersonating, a public officer.. Well, it seems like SpaceX, might have gotten itself into some serious trouble.. However, this is not the first time SpaceX has been criticized by law enforcement and residents in the Boca Chica area.. Earlier this year, Wayne Monteith Space Division Chief of the FAA criticized SpaceX for actions inconsistent with a strong safety culture after SpaceX breached its FAA launch authorization with the starship prototype rocket SN8 test flight conducted last December. SpaceX was reportedly warned that launching without clearance would violate The companys launch license., However, the warning went ignored because SpaceX staff assumed that the inspector did not have the most latest information and SpaceX launched the SN8. After a successful high altitude flight test, SN8 exploded on impact with the ground, as it attempted to land.. Fortunately, SN8s demise didnt damage nearby homes, but the debris did litter the local beaches yet again., Quite annoying for a place where people without a lot of money can live near the beach.. But what disturbs the nearby residents? The most is the bright lights and constant noise from construction and trucks.
, And not to forget the launch dates in the wee hours of the morning. Rachel Monroe, a writer based in Marfa Texas, says What does this mean A sheriffs deputy bangs on your door at 10 Pm and tells you theres a rocket test that night between 3 4 am.. Now this is a mile from your house. And every previous rocket has blown up.. So you can either cross your fingers that nothing bad happens or grab your pets and try to find somewhere safe to hunker down at night in the middle of the pandemic. Boca Chica, a village few had heard of back in the day is now globally famous thanks To Musks SpaceX operations., It is SpaceXs primary site for developing and testing Starship the companys giant, spacecraft envisioned to transport humans to the moon and Mars.. However, with experimental rockets, anything may go wrong, which is exactly what happened during a test launch on March 30.. As you can see from the frozen camera view, we lost the clock at T plus 5 minutes 49 seconds. Looks like weve had another exciting test of Starship number 11. The launch commentator said optimistically. Within seconds. The explosion showered debris across a five mile radius, including the wildlife refuge designated as critical habitat. Starship prototypes, are far bigger and provide significantly more thrust than the slimmer Falcon 9 rockets initially planned to be launched in Boca Chica. And to top it off. Spacex has been cutting off access to famous Boca Chica Beach, far more frequently than the company originally proposed.
. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, SpaceX has the authorization to close the beaches for up to 300 hours per year for rocket testing and launches.. However, it has been disputed in the District Attorneys letter that the company has shut down the beaches for nearly 400 hours so far in just 2021., But that is only a fragment of the problem.. The worst is yet to come.. First is the noise problem of the rocket itself. Rocket launches can be so loud that scientists have to make sure their sound waves. Dont knock over nearby buildings.. The current prototypes SpaceX is launching are only the upper stage of the Starship, the other half being its booster. Super Heavy. Once complete, each Super Heavy will have no less than 28 Raptor engines. With such a large number of raptor engines powering the rocket. The sound intensity of the complete Starship is estimated to be around 112 decibels, even from 8 kilometers away.. This is when humans start to experience, hearing loss from sustained exposure. And, as you move closer, the sound waves grow powerful enough to shatter windows and even cause structural damage., Indeed, a nightmare for the nearby residents, but fortunately, Musk does have a solution floating spaceports. For years. Elon Musk has been outspoken about his plans to use floating spaceports for future Starship launches., But the first hints that they were close to realizing. This goal came last summer when SpaceX posted on their website that they were looking for, experienced offshore crane operators, electricians and engineers.
. Following that, many other details were revealed, and now Musk has confirmed the news himself through a tweet that reads: SpaceX is building floating superheavy class spaceports for Mars moon amp hypersonic travel around Earth.. We need to be far enough away so as not to bother heavily populated areas.. The launch amp landing are not subtle., But you could get within a few miles of the spaceport in a boat.. The Starship project is indeed a momentous step forward in the history of space travel, but it cannot be denied that the Starship launches have caused discomfort to surrounding neighbors.. So what do you think Musk will do Given Musks daring personality? He will probably do something exceptional. And that is buying the entire Boca Chica area. SpaceX is said to have purchased at least 112 parcels of land in Boca Chica., And it is still continuing to do. So. Musk wants to incorporate the area as Starbase Texas., However, to incorporate the village as a town SpaceX would have to prove that the village had at least 200 inhabitants.. Please consider moving to Starbase or greater BrownsvilleSouth Padre area in Texas. Amp encourage friends to do so. Spacexs hiring needs for engineers, technicians, builders, amp, essential support. Personnel of all kinds are growing rapidly, Musk tweeted in March.. If successful, the town and its leaders would have access to eminent domain which could allow them to legally force holdouts to sell their homes. Now thats a lot of power and the residents arent quite happy with that.
Residents complained that when launches didnt go as planned, they Experienced broken windows, debris and brush fires., And while the company offered to accommodate them in hotels on South Padre Island, a nearby resort town, they had to pay for their own gas. For the 40 mile trip. One resident says They dont want us here, because its costing them money to have us here., But we were here first.. This is where we thought we were going to live until we died.. The warning from the district attorney has caused other previous issues to resurface as well., So it is possible that the governments pushback might slow down Musk and his company.. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see what happens.. So what are your thoughts on the District Attorneys warning? Do you think SpaceX will simply disregard the situation and go about its business as usual, Or will SpaceX actually abide by the rules for a change Share your thoughts in the comments section below.? If you liked this video, you may also enjoy this next video on Starbase SpaceXs Starship factory, that is shown in the end. Screen.