May 30, 2020

No. Not the manned flight that has been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon from Kennedy Space Center.

This was the fourth consecutive explosion of a SpaceX test vehicle at Boca Chica, Texas:

​Full video:

https://youtu.be/kZYPnxfjoCY

Why is this a Spaceport Camden story?

In 2014 & 2015, Camden spaceport promoters used competition with Texas to justify moving forward with Spaceport Camden. Although SpaceX was just toying with us (an...

May 27, 2020

On Tuesday, the FAA announced a daunting 16-month schedule for the ever-shrinking Spaceport Camden to finalize the now 5-year-old Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS must be completed before a launch site operator license might be granted. October 2021 is the expensive, new deadline. Camden officials have known this bad news has been coming which explains why they:

  1. Recently blamed the FAA’s adherence to the published r...

May 13, 2020

Jimmy Starline and Steve Howard are at the end of their spaceport ropes if this latest Spaceport Camden Press Release is what they’re wasting their time and our money on. They announced on Monday that Camden has entered into a "Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore commercial astronaut training facilities near the proposed Spaceport Camden."

Opifex Global CEO Barton Bollfrass has never worked for NASA or any commercial...

May 12, 2020

SMALL ROCKETS.

IT’S A FACT: THEY CRASH A LOT

Since January 1, 2006 31.5% of FAA-licensed small rockets that launched or were preparing to launch exploded, burned, or crashed. (source: http://www.spacelaunchreport.com)

Analysis:

If approved, the Spaceport Camden site license will allow only expendable, liquid-fuel rockets in the Small-lift Class (SCLV). There are only three, active FAA-licensed small-lift class, liquid-fueled, orb...

May 7, 2020

This post contains links to the letter and enclosures we sent yesterday to FAA Associate Administrator General Wayne Monteith. On Tuesday, the Facebook page Taxpayers Against Camden Spaceport explained, "The FAA ANNOUNCED TODAY that the 414-page dEIS document that we all paid millions for over the course of 3 years now has to be redone (at our expense). We have paid the main dEIS consultant, Leidos,

over $1,800,000 with Andrew...

May 6, 2020

Congressman Buddy Carter represents the 1st District of Georgia, which includes Camden County. Camden County is the location of the proposed Spaceport Camden.

The Carter Transaction: On May 8, 2018, Buddy Carter purchased 471 acres on Sheffield Island in Camden County for $2,050,000. Representative Carter holds the property in his name at his home address in Pooler, Ga. The property is less than four miles off I-95 on Harriett...

April 28, 2020

After five years and more than $8 million, Camden’s Commissioners have resorted to hiring a five-day-old company formed by two Atlanta real estate brokers to promote the spaceport property. The company does not appear to be providing any money towards Camden County spaceport development. Camden will enter an agreement allowing startup Organic Code Development to search for any tenant from any industry who can make use of the...

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