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…

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…