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SpaceX, The Boring Company facilities planned in Bastrop County

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Rajiv Y. Patel, Green Think Consulting managing engineer, sits as he listens to questions from concerned residents at a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality meeting in Bastrop March 21   Photo by Fernando CastroStarlink satellites, such as this one seen in orbit in 2019, could have parts made in Bastrop County if SpaceX plans move forward.   Public DomainSpaceX and The Boring Company facilities are being in this general vicinity of FM 1209.   Imagery 2023 Google

BASTROP — SpaceX and another Elon Musk company has launch plans for Bastrop County, but rockets won’t be filling local skies.Satellite user terminals and The Boring Company are part of the intended 521,521 square-foot facility planned at 816 FM 1209 in Bastrop. Residents learned brief details about the facility during a Texas Commission of Environmental Quality meeting March 21.“We’re just really excited to join the Bastrop community,” said Nick Picon, Starlink Production senior manager.Hints of last week’s revelation began last year. On Aug. 31, 2022, a $43 million project on FM 1209 was the subject of a state filing from an owner addressed at the SpaceX ...

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