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Florida Today: SpaceX to lease building at Port Canaveral, build another one

This has been mentioned in another thread as a possible place for SpaceX to refurbish their cores, seems to be confirmed now.

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The space launch company plans to lease the now-vacant former Spacehab building on the north side of the port, as well as construct a second building adjacent to that site, Murray told port commissioners.

The company will process and refurbish rockets, as well as potentially other functions, at the port, Murray said.
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« Last Edit: 08/24/2016 05:49 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Google Maps link: http://tinyurl.com/j92fkbv
Thanks for the link!  Interesting that Google Map's satellite photo seems pretty old.  No cargo cranes next to the ASDS "berth", no parking lot.: https://imgur.com/GXO20Ot
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will the ASDS eventually go there now rather than other port?

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will the ASDS eventually go there now rather than other port?
OCISLY already docks at Port Canaveral.  Here is a useful Google map of SpaceX locations made by NSF user Raul.  Under "Florida Sites" click on "Port Canaveral Terminal, ASDS" for it's berth (slip?).  The new lease is on Magellan Rd., less than 1/2 a mile away.
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http://totalcommercial.com/attachment/20815/620%20Magellan%20Rd.%20Lease%20Flyer%20Brian%201-8-15.pdf

Looks like the building will need some modifications before it's usable for a full S1 stage ingress and egress...  :-\
Maybe that is not the plan... the 2nd (new) building houses S1's and this holds the rest...
Still... good location... less then 1/2 mile from where OCISLY ties up in port...  8)
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Building overview: http://totalcommercial.com/listings/22254

Nice price 15/month.   8)

That link doesn't work for me (blank page in Firefox) but the PDF linked above quotes $15 per square foot.

At 53,360 SF total, that would be $800k for the whole building.
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I'd imagine the Total Commercial link is in error and that it is listed at $15 per square foot per year.

Apparently, on the West Coast, prices are quoted by the month rather than the year, hence Shotwell saying that she pays "50 a square" for non-high-bay manufacturing -- i.e., 50 cents per month per square foot, or $6 a year.

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if they keep their current berth at the docks it's hard to imagine much better location. But that's a lot of existing cleanroom space that is nice, but not quite big enough for S1. What else would they use it for? S2 eventually? payloads?
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Building overview: http://totalcommercial.com/listings/22254

Nice price 15/month.   8)

That link doesn't work for me (blank page in Firefox) but the PDF linked above quotes $15 per square foot.

At 53,360 SF total, that would be $800k for the whole building.

Typical cost of building a metal building like that would be $150/sq.ft., give or take - if they charged $15/sq.ft./month, the owner could pay off the entire build cost in a year (so I certainly hope it's $15/sq.ft./year)
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The building is in disrepair.  It hasn't been a clean room in years

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 Seems like a good fit, can't ask for a better location and as a bonus they make nice with the port officials on the docking fees. I guess that reused cores (engines) will be considered proof fired and won't be returned to McGregor prior to reuse and will simply be static fired. And I note engines because there is no evidence that SpaceX will reuse all of the engines in a given core on reflight.

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Old 2007/2008 listing, just to flesh out information of site.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/14939206/620-Magellan-Road-Cape-Canaveral-FL/





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Maybe the person who authored the SPPF Experimenters' Handbook can answer some questions.

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It must have been a very short and succinct handbook.
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Info:

There is no crane in the main integration hall (only in the air lock and the integration hall extension)
The two airlock doors do not line up.
« Last Edit: 08/26/2016 12:37 PM by Jim »

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