Lawsuit seeks to revoke FAA license for Camden County spaceport
Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast are asking a court to throw out the project’s government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to correctly assess the risks of firing rockets over homes and a barrier island popular with tourists.
Future of ‘Spaceport Camden’ in limbo after referendum passes blocking land sale
A decisive 72-percent of Camden County voters who went to the polls Tuesday told the county commission that it no longer has the power to buy a 4,000-acre patch of land outside Woodbine for the planned Spaceport Camden project.
Spaceport Camden could launch massive tourism boost for coastal Georgia
CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – A new report suggests Camden County’s spaceport could lead to a massive tourism boost for coastal Georgia, but a limit on Spaceport Camden by the federal government is keeping its potential on standby. Spaceport Camden is waiting for approval from the federal government for a plan to develop the area into a commercial launch location for small rockets. The decision is expected in March, but a new report by researchers at Georgia Southern University is giving an idea of the possibilities, should the plan be approved. If the spaceport moves forward with development and regular launches, the report estimates 38 to 45 long term hospitality and tourism jobs could be created. The report also estimated the spaceport could be responsible for an increase in Gross Regional Project of $1.8 million if there were 12 launches per year.
Camden County a step closer to becoming commercial spaceport
CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. - A 180-day review process of the Spaceport Camden Launch Site will begin after the Federal Aviation Administration said its initial review of the operator license application was completed. Spaceport Camden aims to develop a spaceport that will establish Camden County, Georgia, as the Commercial Space Center of the United States. We are now at T minus 1, said Steve Howard, the Spaceport Camden Project lead and a Camden County administrator. Howard said Camden County is one step away from its licensing decision and one giant leap closer to becoming the first purely commercial spaceport on the East Coast. Click here to learn more about Spaceport Camden.