BROWNSVILLE – Federal Aviation Administration restricts airspace around SpaceX's launch site early next week.
The FAA restricts aircraft within 1.25 miles of the site to create a safe space environment
The restricted airspace extends from surface to 1,000 feet, according to the FAA release.
The announcement was released yesterday when SpaceX underwent its Starship prototype on its second day of testing. The airspace restrictions are in force from 08.00 to 1
Cameron County judge Eddie Treviño Jr. said yesterday afternoon that he has signed a contract with SpaceX to extend the closure of part of State Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach for SpaceX to continue testing.
These closures will take place from 10:00 to 18:00, Treviño said.
The order states that Tuesday and Wednesday closures may be used if SpaceX does not use Monday's closures.
In the first order, Treviño signed on March 19, the district approved the closure of the area last Wednesday and granted approval for closure on Thursday or Friday if SpaceX has not used the date of March 20. SpaceX did not take advantage of this closure, and instead the county closed the area last Thursday.
Late Thursday afternoon, Treviño signed an order to extend the closures until Friday.
Yesterday SpaceX tested the fuel system of the Starship Hopper prototype And all that has to do with it, Treviño said.
What SpaceX plans to do on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Treviño said, apart from additional tests, he could not say.
"I have no affirmation," he said.
Cameron County blocked part of State Highway 4 to Boca Chica Beach Thursday and Friday so SpaceX could conduct "tank tests" on its "Starship Hopper" prototype Treviño said on Thursday
The prototype is designed to perform suborbal flights or jumps, the upcoming first flights are tied up and, according to the company, are not visible from outside the site.
Over the past two weeks SpaceX confirms that it is b Conducting non-public testing of the newly installed Starship Hopper prototype ground systems, including a short static fire test.  On March 17, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted that the first hop of the prototype was Starship Hopper would stand out a little