Reentry, Splashdown, and Recovery Operations of an Inversion Space Company Capsule within the Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Central California

Summary

SCH Number
2024060520
Lead Agency
United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Document Title
Reentry, Splashdown, and Recovery Operations of an Inversion Space Company Capsule within the Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Central California
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Received
Present Land Use
Open Ocean: 77 nautical miles (nm) (143 kilometers [km]) from south to north and approximately 17 nm (31 km) from east to west, and would be located approximately 45 nm (83 km) from the closest points of land: Cooper Point and Point Piedras Blancas
Document Description
The Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with the reentry, splashdown, and recovery (RSR) operations of a small, aluminum capsule, known as Ray, by Inversion Space Company (Inversion) within the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central California. Inversion would launch the capsule on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base (SFB), California.

Contact Information

Name
Andrew Leske
Agency Name
Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Protection Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Approximately 77 nautical miles (nm) (143 kilometers [km]) from south to north and approximately 17 nm (31 km) from east to west, and would be located approximately 45 nm (83 km) from the closest points of land: Cooper Point and Point Piedras Blancas

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Space Transportation )
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Noise
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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