SpaceX or Stargate? Spacecraft Tracking Facility on Horizon for Brownsville

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:47am

BROWNSVILLE - It's a concept that could bring the Aerospace Industry to Brownsville.

"stargate, in my opinion, Stargate is the future of Brownsville it's space exploration, it's changing the human condition."

Stargate - it  stands for Spacecraft Tracking and Astronomical Research into Gigahertz Astrophysical Transient Emission.

"we're building a radio frequency park. It's going to be a place where people are going to take the ideas that are generated, to get people to think about exploring space and they will be turning their info into ideas that will affect a larger number of people."

Dr. Jenet, says the ultimate goal of stargate is to  develop a tech-savvy workforce by way of allowing UTB student and faculty to study satellite and spacecraft tacking through super high tech equipment. It's something they already do but stargate specifically will belong to UTB so students and faculty will have unlimited amount of time to more thoroughly study objects in space which in turn will produce better quality data. The radio frequency park would be built near Boca Chica Beach the same area where Space X could be stationed if the city lands that deal.

He adds that stargate will move forward one way or another. with or without space x. they are independent of each other he also believes that stargate will improve the overall quality of life for residents in Brownsville  as other industry will eventually move into the area creating more jobs.

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