Why Camden County, Georgia - U.S.A.?
Because we are
Launching Tomorrow's Future Today™
The proposed Camden Spaceport site is located on the I-95 corridor next to the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a large undeveloped buffer zone. Coastal Camden County, Georgia provides a nearly unrestricted launch range for the launch of spacecraft to a wide range of orbits. Orbital inclinations between 31° and 58° can be reached without the addition of costly propulsive maneuvers to change the orbital plane.
In addition, our southerly location and favorable launch azimuths enable more payload to orbit from Camden County. These launches have the capability to fly due east, maximizing the velocity boost from the rotation of the Earth and enabling more payload to reach orbit.
We are also home to a former rocket testing facility that is ideal for space vehicle manufacturing and we can provide ready access to existing space launch sites in both Virginia and Florida.
Camden County, Georgia has an exciting opportunity to make History again! The emerging commercial space market is poised to fuel the future growth in Georgia's space industry. We are well positioned to capitalize on the global $304-billion space industry.
- Launches over the Atlantic Ocean and a large, undeveloped buffer zone mitigate any danger to major population centers and provide a nearly unrestricted launch range to a wide range of orbits.
- Southern latitude gives spacecraft a boost from Earth’s rotation, adding velocity to the rocket, reducing the fuel needed, and enabling more payload to reach orbit.
- Orbital inclinations between 31° and 58° can be reached without the addition of costly propulsive maneuvers to change the orbital plane.
- Temperate weather permits launches year round.
- As a commercial property, Camden Spaceport eliminates the need for commercial space companies to sequence alongside governmental payloads or be saddled with the federal government regulation that exists at other launch sites.
- Rail and Interstate highway located within 13 miles.
- Barge access to the Atlantic with convenient shipping to other East Coast spaceports.
- 838 aerospace companies in Georgia, employing 85,000 aerospace workers.
- Georgia Institute of Technology a state asset, has the largest aerospace engineering program in the U.S.A.
- Georgia is a right-to-work state with a pro-business atmosphere. A competitive state tax rate, mandates for a balanced state budget and legislation designed to support business growth and success are just a few reasons Georgia’s business environment is thriving.
In 1965, the Thiokol Corporation tested the world’s most powerful rocket engine in preparation for flights to the moon. The test was done in Camden County on the site of the proposed spaceport. At that time Camden County was declared the "Gateway to Space".
In 2005, NASA declassified documents that revealed Camden County as a potential alternate launch site for the Apollo Program.