County Administrator Steve Howard and Chairman Jimmy Starline have danced around the economic risks posed by Spaceport Camden. As the project has dragged out, it becomes clearer that there’s no business plan because there are no companies capable of supporting the spaceport.
New evidence emerged this week proving the space industry has no interest in supporting Spaceport Camden.
Spaceport America in New Mexico settled a lawsuit...
Reporter Gordon Jackson at The Brunswick News broke the story last week that Submarine Base Kings Bay will add 1,000 jobs during the Navy’s $840,000,000 upgrades to extend the base’s importance for the next 40 to 50 years. We’ll be seeing Ohio and Columbia crews for decades.
The earlier post about ABL Space requires a significant correction.
James Coughlin, JDA Director, advises:
"Effective December 31, 2019, ABL will discontinue its lease of the former St. Marys airport. They will continue to lease the hangar adjacent to the airport and their lease will be adjusted accordingly. "
ABL had apparently thought they could test rocket engines on the former Saint Marys Airport runway but now plans to tes...
On September 27, 2019, the Camden Press newspaper reported that ABL Aerospace has asked the Camden County (GA) Joint Development Authority to release the company from its lease. Although ABL has not publicly demonstrated developed rocket engine technology, the reason they gave for cancellation is that they cannot fire its rocket engines at the former gym located next to the closed Saint Marys airport.
SpaceX just completed the previously delayed and aborted Starhopper test at their Boca Chica text site. Although the test ignited a few grass fires, Boca Chica residents and their homes are safe. The issue is not whether SpaceX or any launch company can eventually get it right. The question is how much financial and safety risk must the public absorb on behalf of a commercial rocket launch company and the promise of a few job...
Today, just after 4PM, SpaceX will conduct another test of Starhopper at Boca Chica. The police hand-delivered the following notice on Saturday to residents of Boca Chica, a small residential community 2 miles behind the spaceport:
If you think that Spaceport Camden promoters have been telling us the truth, you need to read this story: