CEO and chief designer for SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced that he wants the corporation’s new commercial orbital rocket launch site in Boca Chica in Cameron County, Texas to be up and running as soon as possible. Specifically, the paved private launch site by U.S. Highway 4 should be ready to go in approximately nine months.
The first launch could be as early as the end of 2016. Once operational, the site will be the first commercial orbital spaceport in the world. SpaceX’s headquarters is in Hawthorne, California and they have a rocket engine development location in McGregor, Texas.