Boost-Back & Landing of the Falcon 9 First Stage at SLC-4 West VAFB, CA & Offshore Contingency Option

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
Boost-Back & Landing of the Falcon 9 First Stage at SLC-4 West VAFB, CA & Offshore Contingency Option
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Space Launch Complex

Document Description
Note: EA/FONSI The Proposed Action is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's (SpaceX's) project on VAFB (Federal land). SpaceX now operates the Falcon Launch Vehicle Program at SLC-4E on VAFB. SpaceX proposes using first stage recovery (boost-back and landing) by returning the Falcon 9 First Stage to SLC-4W for potential reuse up to six times per year. The Proposed Action includes: infrastructure improvements at SLC-4W; the boost-back maneuver (in-air), return flight and landing of the Falcon 9 First Stage on the new SLC-4W pad, the boost-back and landing of the Falcon 9 First Stage on a barge specifically designed for the landing.

Contact Information
Samantha Kaisersatt
U.S. Air Force
Lead/Public Agency
1028 Iceland Ave. Bldg 11146
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437

Phone : (805) 605-0392


34°37'59"N 120°36'56"W
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Canada Honda

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (construction of landing pad at SLC-4W)
Local Action
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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