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Astralytical and Camden County, Georgia partner for Spaceport Camden impact report

Camden County Plans Innovation and Research Park to Complement Spaceport

WOODBINE, GEORGIA – November 6, 2017

The Camden County Board of Commissioners released a report finding that a Spaceport Camden Innovation and Research Park will lead to expanded job growth and investment benefits for Camden County residents, as well as outside aeronautical firms looking to launch new projects. County leaders requested the analysis from Astralytical, a space analytics firm, to assess the opportunities an aerospace research park would provide.

The report presents a collection of ideas for the area surrounding Spaceport Camden based on current facilities and programs, presumed spaceport needs, and potential supplemental and related markets. The report highlights the opportunity for Spaceport Camden to attract research, development, and space manufacturing facilities in coastal Georgia.

The report’s author, Astralytical founder Laura Forczyk, stated “Astralytical reviewed the facilities and activities at other launch sites around the country to determine best practices and identify the needs of space entrepreneurs. This report is intended to offer county leaders a framework for leveraging Spaceport Camden into a research and innovation hub for Georgia.”

Specifically, the Innovation and Research Park will seek to encourage the relocation, expansion and creation of businesses among both spaceport users and secondary support providers. Space related incubators and accelerator programs at the Innovation and Research Park would be designed to encourage small spin-off companies and startups inspired by Spaceport’s activities. The report also showcases Spaceport Camden’s potential to provide private spaceflight training, tourism, and community learning facilities.

“Ultimately, launch operations will only be a small part of the overall economic activity at Spaceport Camden,” said Steve Howard, Camden County Administrator and Spaceport Camden Project Lead. “One thing we’ve learned from this project is that there is tremendous private sector investment in the commercial space industry and we want to position Spaceport Camden to take full advantage of that opportunity. As space companies plan larger constellations with smaller rockets, Spaceport Camden is ideally positioned to serve as the epicenter of the new innovation based economy. We also offer unique space manufacturing opportunities given our position on major transportation routes between other launch sites at Cape Canaveral and Wallops Island,” added Howard.

Spaceport Camden Innovation and Research Park is expected to follow Camden County’s efforts to obtain a launch site operators license from the Federal Aviation Administration. Research, manufacturing and STEM education opportunities are all part of the county’s larger strategic vision for Spaceport Camden.

The report is available to view online at the Spaceport Camden website, or at https://issuu.com/th1946/docs/spaceport_camden_-_mission_possible.


More about Spaceport Camden: Our Vision is to develop a successful world class spaceport through a public-private partnership that establishes Camden County as the Commercial Space Center of the United States. Our Mission is to create the premier spaceport strategically positioned to provide economic diversity with a competitive advantage for the space sector, Camden County, the State of Georgia and the United States of America. For more information, please view our website at www.SpaceportCamden.us.

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Astralytical Announces Opening of New Laboratory for Space Resources

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imagine@astralytical.com

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Astralytical Announces Opening of New Laboratory for Space Resources

February 21, 2017

 

Astralytical is pleased to announce the opening of its first laboratory for space resources in northern Georgia. Run by Astralytical founder and scientist Laura Forczyk, the lab will focus on understanding and utilizing resources found on planetary bodies such as the Moon, Mars, and asteroids.

“To create a path toward a permanent human presence in space, we need to use the material on other worlds,” Forczyk explained. “We must understand the science of these materials before we can use them to our advantage. The Astralytical lab will examine these space resources so we will know what to expect when we travel to other worlds.”

In-situ resource utilization (ISRU) is the use of materials and resources on-site, and is the foundation of Astralytical's scientific research efforts. “ISRU is the key to affordable and sustained human exploration of other planetary bodies, but has been underappreciated,” according to Forczyk. “The fundamental research at Astralytical will benefit ISRU goals for human space exploration.”

Initial research at Astralytical will focus on the physical properties of regolith, or space soil, containing ice particles. Icy regolith is thought to be foundational for extracting and manufacturing water and fuel outside of Earth. Using planetary regolith simulants, Astralytical will create an analog environment to study worlds beyond Earth. This research will be relevant to human and robotic exploration and exploitation of Earth's Moon, Mars, Martian Moons, asteroids, and other cold, rocky worlds.

“We at Astralytical look forward to contributing to the conversation within the space scientific and engineering community regarding space-based ISRU efforts,” Forczyk added.

 

Astralytical is a research, consulting, and publishing firm founded in 2015 and located outside of Atlanta. We specialize in space-related scientific research, industry and policy analysis, career coaching, and communications. We welcome global clientele for consulting, coaching, project, or ongoing support.

Astralytical Publishes Analysis on 2017 Launch Rate Predictions

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imagine@astralytical.com

For Immediate Release

Press Release

Astralytical Publishes Analysis on 2017 Launch Rate Predictions

January 13, 2017

Astralytical announces the release of its report, 2017 Launch Rate Predictions. This report provides a prediction of the 2017 U.S. annual orbital launch rate by launch site and launch service provider.

"Launch manifests are notoriously overly optimistic. Our goal is to more accurately predict the number of launches in a year based on the beginning-of-year hype," states Laura Forczyk, report primary author. "We hope our annual launch rate predictions will more accurately reflect the end-of-year tally."

In addition to reporting the total orbital launches in the United States, the report predicts launch rates for launch sites Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Vandenberg Air Force Base, and Wallops Island. The report also predicts launch rates for launch service providers Orbital ATK, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance.

The 2017 Launch Rate Predictions report is available for immediate purchase at astralytical.com.

 

For more information about the topic or to schedule an interview with the publication's primary author Laura Forczyk, contact 321-430-7827 or imagine@astralytical.com.

Astralytical Publishes Analysis on NASA Human Spaceflight History

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imagine@astralytical.com

For Immediate Release


Press Release

Astralytical Publishes Analysis on NASA Human Spaceflight History

March 21, 2016

Astralytical announces the release of its report, NASA Human Spaceflight Evolution 2001 – 2016. This report examines NASA's human spaceflight priorities over the last 15 years, two presidential administrations, and three NASA administrations.

Since 2001, NASA human spaceflight has evolved from the Space Shuttle program and the International Space Station (ISS) assembly to the Constellation Program to the utilization of the ISS and transportation by commercial partners and the Orion and Space Launch System designed to take humans beyond ISS. Since 2001, human space destinations have evolved from low Earth orbit (LEO) to the Moon on the way to Mars to asteroids on the Journey to Mars. A close look at the past can help us to predict and create the future.

In addition to reporting what programs and concepts NASA emphasized over time, the analysis notes the reactions of key members of U.S. Congress to NASA's plans and progress. This report examines 79 Congressional hearings, presidential speeches, and NASA publications to get an accurate snapshot of the priorities and views of the day.

The NASA Human Spaceflight Evolution 2001 – 2016 report is available for immediate purchase at astralytical.com.

 

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For more information about the topic or to schedule an interview with the publication's primary author Laura Forczyk, contact 321-430-7827 or imagine@astralytical.com.