2018 was an important year for Spaceport Camden as it moves closer to final submission of its Launch Site Operators License (LSOL) Application to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Below are highlights of the major milestones accomplished in 2018.
- March 2018 - Camden County signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ABL Space Systems to explore future launch operations at Spaceport Camden.
- March 2018 - Poll from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs Survey Research Center shows Camden County residents support Spaceport Camden by a 2-1 margin.
- March 2018 - FAA Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
- April 2018 - Vector Launch Inc. announces intention to be the first to launch from Spaceport Camden.
- April 2018 - Jacobs Engineering releases The Right Place at the Right Time study on Spaceport Camden.
- June 2018 – Georgia’s entire Congressional delegation, including all 14 Members of the House of Representatives, both United States Senators, former Governor Deal, and former Lt. Governor Casey Cagle send letters of support to FAA.
- June 2018 - Governor Brian Kemp publicly supports Spaceport Camden.
- July 2018 - Camden County Board of Commissioners create Spaceport Camden Education and Workforce Subcommittee.
- September 2018 - ABL Space Systems signs lease in Camden County with Camden County Joint Development Authority (JDA).
- September 2018 – U.S. Coast Guard receives public comment on launch safety zones.
- December 2018 - Atlanta Business Chronicle lists Spaceport Camden as a Top 10 government story of 2018.
“2018 was an incredibly productive year for Spaceport Camden,” said Spaceport Project Lead and Camden County Administrator, Steve Howard. “Our progress in 2018 put us one step closer to achieving one of the strategic plan top priorities of the Board of Commissioners, making Spaceport Camden a reality.”
“In the 20th century Camden County was declared the Gateway to Space. Camden County will retain that title again,” added Howard.