Georgia Senate Appoints Camden County Commissioners to Senate Camden County Spaceport Study Committee

Earlier this year, the Senate passed a resolution to form the Senate Camden County Spaceport Study Committee. The Georgia Senate recently appointed members to the committee, including two Commissioners from Camden County. Members of the Senate Camden County Spaceport Study Committee also includes four senators and two subject matter experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology,…

United States Active Vertical Launch Success Rates – Additional Information

At the September 13, 2016 House Commercial Space Subcommittee hearing in Camden County, Spaceport Camden aerospace industry consultant Andrew Nelson testified that, for the purpose of safety, the success rate of currently active vertical launch vehicles in the U.S. is approximately 99%. Spaceport Camden is committed to transparency. So in the interest of public information, below is…

New Appointment to Spaceport Camden Steering Committee

The Camden County Board of Commissioners today announced the appointment of  Stephen Fleming to the Spaceport Camden Steering Committee. Fleming is a highly successful senior executive with leadership experience in startups, multinationals, private equity, and university-based economic development. “We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Fleming to the Spaceport Steering Committee,” said Steve Howard, County Administrator. “His…

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports Spaceport Camden

We are thrilled to report that the Commercial Spaceflight Federation sent a letter of support to Georgia Representative Jason Spencer, Chair of the Commercial Space Subcommittee, for today’s meeting in Camden County. In its support letter, Eric W. Stallmer, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, says: “With the FAA-led Environmental Impact Study (EIS) wrapping up in the…

Space and Nature – An Unlikely But Harmonious Marriage

Throughout the history of spaceflight in the United States, rockets and nature have had a relationship of balance, harmony and mutual benefit. Spaceport Camden is currently undergoing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) licensing process to obtain a launch operator license. This process includes a diligent environmental review and produces a detailed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)…

Where Are We Headed? A Brief Look at Space Industry Developments

The FAA estimates that the sheer size of the global space transportation industry is a staggering $324 billion. With $125 billion, the United States takes up over a third of the market. The majority of this is the $87 billion generated by the satellite industry, which includes satellite services, satellite manufacturing, satellite ground equipment and…

Spaceport Locations – Piecing Together the Puzzle

The United States has spaceports located throughout the country with the most well-known, Kennedy Space Center, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It’s known for the NASA launch legacy from a time when public dollars were the only source of space industry financing. But with the recent commercialization of the space…

FAA Releases Scoping Summary Report For Spaceport Camden

We are excited to see the public interest in the FAA launch site operator licensing process demonstrated by the public comment period. The process is working and our residents are being heard. We are grateful for the diligent work of the environmental Sub-Committee, which we created in order to generate public comments related to the…

Spaceport Camden Partners with NASA Innovation Competition

Steve Howard to serve as Judge for the SPACE RACE Challenge WOODBINE, GEORGIA – April 25, 2016 – Spaceport Camden has partnered with Startup NASA’s SPACE RACE in order to launch the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Spaceport Camden Project Leader, Steve Howard, will serve as a judge in the SPACE RACE competition where…

Wallops Island Spaceport Generates $145 Million Per Year in Tourism

Spaceport Camden will not only bring high-paying jobs to the region, it will also generate significant tourism interest. In Virginia, tourism dollars are flowing into the region because of the spaceport at Wallops Island. According to the Associated Press, it adds up to more than $145 million per year spent on and around Wallops Island. “People,…