The ABCs of OEZs: Understanding Spaceport Camden’s Safety Criteria

Last week the Tribune & Georgian printed some excerpt of emails exchanged between Camden County and property owners on Little Cumberland Island regarding Land Hazard Areas, overflight exclusion zones and their potential to close and/or require evacuations of Cumberland Island and Little Cumberland Island. This blog post will explain how these terms are used in…

Where are we? & Where are we going?

On behalf of the Camden County Board of Commissioners, thank you very much to all of the folks who attended the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) public hearings on the draft Spaceport Camden Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in Kingsland, Georgia on April 11 and 12, 2018. We encourage your involvement in the FAA’s environmental review process,…

What is the Spaceport Camden Draft EIS?

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is a U.S. statute that requires Federal agencies to evaluate the potential environmental effects of their proposed actions, and inform and involve the public prior to making decisions. NEPA applies to a Federal agency’s decisions and actions, including the approval of proposed projects like Spaceport Camden. The Federal Aviation…

Governor Deal Signs HB 1: Launches Georgia’s Space Industry

ATLANTA – May 8, 2017 – This morning, before Members of the Camden County Board of Commissioners, the Camden Partnership, the Joint Development Authority, the Coastal Regional Commission and the Camden County Chamber of Commerce, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 1.  Known informally as the “Georgia Space Flight Act” HB 1 limits the liability of…

Vice Admiral Al Konetzni to Join Spaceport Camden Steering Committee

WOODBINE, GEORGIA – April 18, 2017 – The former deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and commander of the U.S. Pacific Submarine Fleet is joining the Spaceport Camden Steering Committee. Vice Admiral, Al Konetzni, United States Navy (ret.) will advise Camden County officials on ways to integrate transitioning military from…

Georgia Senate Study Committee Recommends Spaceflight Legislation

Yesterday, the Georgia Senate Study Committee on Spaceport Camden held its final meeting in Atlanta and finalized their recommendations. The Study Committee urges the Georgia General Assembly to propose and pass legislation that sends a clear signal to the commercial space community that Georgia is open for business. The Camden County Board of Commissioners welcomes the Committee’s…

Camden County Board of Commissioners Responds to Georgia Water Coalition Campaign

Today, the Camden County Board of Commissioners delivered a rebuttal to the Georgia Water Coalition in response to their recent disparaging publication. Not only did the Georgia Water Coalition not contact Camden County prior to the publication , they also listed a number of blatant inaccuracies and falsehoods in its publication that Camden County  is hereby…

Spaceport Camden is an Opportunity for Georgia Manufacturing Jobs

Georgia has lost more than 148,000 manufacturing jobs over since the turn of the millennium and less than 400,000 manufacturing jobs remain in the state.  At the current rate of decline, Georgia stands to lose all manufacturing jobs by 2028.  The loss of our manufacturing base would put more people out of work than the…

Steve Howard Invited to Speak at the National Space Commerce Conference

Spaceport Camden Project Leader, Steve Howard, has been invited to speak at the commercial space industry’s premier conference, SpaceCom, on November 16th in Houston, Texas. During the conference, he will participate in a panel alongside representatives from Space Florida, the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, and Houston Spaceport to discuss the variety of revenue…

Support Spaceport Camden at the Senate Study Committee Meeting Tomorrow

Support Spaceport Camden by joining us at the Senate Study Committee meeting tomorrow, October 20th, to discuss the spaceport project. The meeting will be at the Camden County Commissioners Chambers from 3:00 p.m. See below for more details. Tell a neighbor or tell a friend. We appreciate your support!

FAA Regularly Approves Vertical Rocket Launches Over Private Residences

On several recent occasions, opponents of the Spaceport Camden project have claimed that the FAA has never approved a launch over a private homes. Spaceport Camden aerospace subject-matter expert Andrew Nelson has, on a variety of occasions, given them examples that show this to be untrue. In the interest of public information and transparency, Mr. Nelson is making this…