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Consultation on Orbital Liabilities, Insurance, Charging and Space Sustainability

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A government consultation on a range of issues relating to orbital liabilities and insurance, in response to the June 2022 call for evidence.

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Consultation description

In its response to the June 2022 liabilities and insurance call for evidence, the government committed to consult on a range of issues relating to orbital liabilities and insurance. This consultation delivers on that commitment.

The variable liability limit approach proposed in this consultation reflects the sustainability priorities of the National Space Strategy and the commitment in the Plan for Space Sustainability for the government to consider ways to reduce insurance premia for satellite operations.

It includes a proposal for a variable liability limit, which would implement variable liability limits for satellite missions determined by operators’ implementation of measures designed to promote sustainability and promoted by the UK Government as part of its emerging sustainability agenda.

Any decisions on proposed approaches to be adopted will be taken in light of this consultation. This may result in alternative approaches or policies to those noted or considered in this document.


Annex C – Presentation to UN COPUOS on enabling multi-state active debris removal and in-orbit servicing missions

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Published 14 September 2023
Last updated 11 December 2023 + show all updates
  1. Guidance forms updated to reflect deadline extension to 5 January 2024.

  2. Closing date has been extended to 5 January 2024.

  3. Updated consultation response form.

  4. First published.