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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…