Spaceport Camden Will Thrive With Nature

Spaceport Camden is starting the new year at T-1 with hopes of being granted a launch site operators license in 2021. As we begin the new year, the FAA will issue the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Camden County, Georgia, launch site operator license application in the spring of 2021. The EIS assesses potential environmental impacts of…

Spaceport Camden Gaining Momentum: Volume 3

We are excited to share that Camden County and the Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research (CBAER) at Georgia Southern University released a study on the economic impact of space tourism on coastal Georgia. The report estimates that a single launch could attract approximately 4,000-5,000 visitors to the area. CBAER estimates that 38 to…

Spaceport Camden Gaining Momentum: Volume 2

There is more great news for the aerospace industry coming straight from the FAA. In late 2020 the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule (PDF) for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. This announcement gives Spaceport Camden…

Spaceport Camden Gaining Momentum: Volume 1

With the Launch Site Operators License in sight, Spaceport Camden is gaining momentum and the state of Georgia is looking even more appealing to the aerospace industry. A major highlight for Spaceport Camden and the state of Georgia is being crowed number one in the 2020 annual Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings report. Georgia beat out all 50…

Why Georgia Is On The Minds of Aerospace Companies

With an ideal location on the coast of Georgia bordering northeast Florida, Camden County is strategically positioned to be one of the most important commercial spaceports in the United States. Once approved, Spaceport Camden will be the only exclusively vertical, non-federal range on the East Coast. Camden County, Georgia has an exciting opportunity to make…

Spaceport Camden: 2020 Wrap Up

2020 has been an incredible year for Spaceport Camden and the aerospace industry. Going into 2021, Spaceport Camden is at T-1 with hopes of receiving an official launch site operator license in the spring. In an effort to mark key milestones Spaceport Camden has reached this year, below is a 2020 summary of Spaceport Camden’s and the state of…

The History of Spaceport Camden

Spaceport Camden: The Gateway to Space The history of Camden County, Georgia as a launch site dates back to the 1960s where during the height of the Apollo program, Camden County was considered as a potential launch site. This information was officially declassified in 2005. The Thiokol Corporation tested the world’s most powerful rocket engine…

Camden County Positioned to Provide High-Tech Jobs to Rural Georgians

2021 is off to a great start for Camden County! A space company has selected Camden County as a location finalist candidate for their proposed project, Project Osprey. This project includes building headquarters, manufacturing and operations, and there are opportunities for more than 200 high paying, high-tech jobs for rural Georgians with an average salary of $80,000 to $100,000. This company will…

Clearing the Marsh Fog About OEZ Charts vs Individual Risk Analysis

As part of our FAA launch site operator license application, we are required to provide a fight safety analysis which was conducted by the Aerospace Corporation. The Aerospace Corporation was founded in 1960 to serve the Air Force in the scientific and technical planning and management of missile-space programs.  Since that time, it has expanded its scope to technical guidance…

Your Favorite Cocktail is More Like Rocket Fuel Than You Realize

If you have ever had a bartender with a generous pour, you’ve probably heard someone say their drink is “pure rocket fuel.”  The connotation, of course, is that the drink is so stiff, that it is caustic and dangerous. And in the early days of rocket development, this comparison wouldn’t have been too far off.  Propellants…

Information on the Coast Guard Safety Zones and Public Meeting

Camden County’s application to the FAA for a launch site operator license (LSOL) proposes up to 12 annual launches and landings (with one possible nighttime launch and landing per year) and up to 24 tests (up to 12 wet dress rehearsals and up to 12 static fire tests). The tests will occur near, and the…

Space and Nature – An Unlikely But Harmonious Marriage

During the public comment period for the Spaceport Camden Draft EIS, the FAA heard from a variety of environmental groups that Spaceport Camden would degrade the value of Cumberland Island National Seashore and the wilderness area.  To help put these claims into perspective, it is informative to consider the proposed Spaceport Camden in light of…