SpaceX Has Bought Two Offshore Oil Rigs to Convert Into Starship Launch Pads

Purchased from the now-bankrupt offshore drilling contractor, Valaris.

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It has just been reported that SpaceX has bought two oil rigs from the now-bankrupt offshore drilling contractor Valaris.

Located near SpaceX’s deployment site in Brownsville, Texas, the two deepwater oil rigs measure in at 240 x 255 feet and were purchased for $3.5 million USD each. Each rig will be repurposed as launch pads for the SpaceX Starship. Elon Musk elaborated on SpaceX’s “Offshore Operations Engineer” job listing with the tweet: “SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports for Mars, moon & hypersonic travel around Earth.”

It will be interesting to see what these two oil rigs end up looking like after the modifications for space missions have been made.

For more tech news, Tesla is hiring support staff to handle Elon Musk’s Twitter complaints.

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