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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #1 on: 10/24/2017 08:45 PM »
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxIPqpxZTUWZZVRCRmhxVVFSMDA/view
Page 14

Thanks Jim ( my two favorite subjects, urban planning and Space. Never thought the two would overlap)

So looks like the Port Canaveral authorities eventually want to separate the recover of launch vehicles and normal port cargo container activities. This seems very logical, and I was more surprised how long the current recovery activities have been allowed to overlap with the cargo facilities (then again, have heard that Port Canaveral's capabilities have been under used as long as the railroad isnt finished.)

Edit: on Page 42, you can see the Port authorities plan to finish the Spaceport portion in 2022.
« Last Edit: 10/24/2017 08:53 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #2 on: 10/24/2017 10:07 PM »
That is interesting and very substantiated! ;D

Thanks Jim! :)

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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #3 on: 10/24/2017 11:03 PM »
Thanks for finding and posting this Jim

The lengths of the berths are: 1= 800', 2= 550'
The spaceport is planned to be available by 2022.

But what is the water depth? 46' or less? (And that's a deep water port?!  :o)
PS. panamax

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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #4 on: 10/24/2017 11:56 PM »
Would this area also be able to receive/process ITSy if it had to be barged to the east coast and delivered to it's launch site or would it dock somewhere else to get to it's launch pad(s)?  My thinking is that it would have to be able to if ITSy ever ASDS landed.  What is the max road transport size allowed between there and Kennedy/CCAFS.

Is cool to read though...who would of thought 10-15 years ago that "spaceport" would be in the SMP for Port Canaveral  ;D

And Jim, thanks for the info...it is appreciated.

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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #5 on: 10/25/2017 01:15 AM »
New Glenn is going to land at sea also.  It is what 7m in diameter, don't know how long their booster is. 

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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #6 on: 10/25/2017 09:49 AM »
New Glenn is going to land at sea also.  It is what 7m in diameter, don't know how long their booster is.

Blue Origin say that New Glenn's total height is 283 ft and 326 ft for the 2 and 3 stage variants respectively. Looking at their graphics, booster is about 2/3 of the 2 stage height, so no more than 200 ft.
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Re: Port Canaveral developing new "Spaceport" berths
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2017 12:18 PM »
...
But what is the water depth? 46' or less? (And that's a deep water port?!  :o)
PS. panamax

Depth info: Navigating Port Canaveral

Main channel: 13.4 meters (44 feet)
Turning Basins: 13.1 meters (43 feet)
North Cargo Berths: 8.6 m (28'-01") to 12 m (39'-06")
South Cargo Berths: 9.7 m (32'-00") to 12.2 m (40'-00")
Cruise Terminal Berths: 10.1 m (33'-00") to 11.1 m (36'-06")

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