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Port Canaveral reconsidering SpaceX fees

A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster being returned to port aboard a drone ship following the JCSAT-14 Mission in May. Credit: SpaceX

Port Canaveral officials have delayed discussions about making SpaceX pay new fees for returning rocket boosters to the Florida port.

John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, pulled the proposal, which called for charging fees of up to $15,000 per booster, from the agenda of a Wednesday meeting of the port’s board.

SpaceX had objected to the proposal, saying the fees were 14 times higher than what the port charges other users.

One of the port’s commissioners later said the port is in discussions with SpaceX about leasing land there so SpaceX could build a rocket refurbishing facility at the port. [Florida Today / WOFL-TV Orlando]


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