Thursday, 16th September
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Type Date Time Status
Primary Date Friday, September 17, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Closure Scheduled
Secondary Date Monday, September 20, 2021 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closure Scheduled
Secondary Date Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closure Scheduled
Primary Date Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closure Scheduled
Secondary Date Thursday, September 23, 2021 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closure Scheduled
Secondary Date Friday, September 24, 2021 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Closure Scheduled

Today

25°C 9km/h Clear sky
Mon
30°C 22km/h Light rain
Tue
26°C 32km/h Moderate rain
Wed
31°C 30km/h Light rain
Thu
31°C 30km/h Light rain
Fri
32°C 30km/h Light rain
Start Date (UTC) End Date (UTC) Height NOTAM ID
1 Sep 2021, 00:01 30 Sep 2021, 23:59 SFC-10000FT 1/9481

SpaceX uses road closures to allow them to complete testing of their Starship prototypes. These can either involve closing the beach & HW4 or just closing off HW4 depending on the circumstance. Road-only closures are usually put in place for a rollout to the launch site.

There are different rules SpaceX must try their best to stick to with their closures, though. For instance, they aren't permitted to closure the beach/road in the summer month's, and they must aim to reopen the road by noon on Friday's. There are of course exceptions to these rules, but these are generally what SpaceX adhere to.

You can find all Starbase/Boca Chica road closures right here, updated every 30 seconds so you can be sure you're seeing the most up-to-date info.

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SpaceX is required to file Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) in order to conduct flight tests of their Starship vehicles. These TFRs limit the airspace around the SpaceX launch facility to vehicles authorised by SpaceX only. All other aircraft are disallowed. This is to ensure that any air traffic near the launch facility stays a safe distance away during flight tests of Starship.

SpaceX has started issuing long-term, low altitude TFRs that limit aircraft from flying low above the facility. These allow SpaceX to conduct non-flight testing whenever they want without having to file for a TFR.

You can find all Starbase/Boca Chica TFRs right here, updated every 30 seconds so you can be sure you're seeing the most up-to-date info.