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…

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…

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!

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,…

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)…