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,…

Majority of County Candidates Support Spaceport Camden

The vast majority of candidates running for publicly elected office in Camden County agree that jobs should be a top priority for the community. On Tuesday, those candidates voiced their belief that Spaceport Camden will bring high-paying STEM jobs and catalyze the coastal economy. We are grateful to have the support of the current county…

SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 on Drone Barge

We’d like to offer our congratulations to SpaceX on their momentous first rocket landing on a floating drone ship last Friday. They are the first organization to ever successfully land a rocket on a floating barge. They have previously been successful at landing their Falcon 9 rocket on land last December and Blue Origin has…

Spaceport Camden Expects Minimal Impact to Residents

There has been a lot of misinformation out there that involves incorrect launch trajectories and conclusions based on it. As of now, based on our initial expectations, the impact for local residents will be minimal and confined to the northern reaches of the island. Perhaps for a few hours (at the most), there will be…

Georgia Senate Establishes Study Committee for Spaceport Camden

WOODBINE, GEORGIA – March 29, 2016 – The Georgia Senate passed a resolution (SR1159) to establish a study committee to examine further the benefits of Spaceport Camden to the state. The committee will be comprised of four members of the Senate, appointed by the President of the Senate. Five nonlegislative members, including two Camden County…