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…

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…