Space licensing in the United States
If you are an Australian entrepreneur interested in conducting space activities from US territory, you will need to comply with the US space transportation legal and regulatory framework, in addition to any relevant provisions in the Australian Space Activities (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 (AUS).
Space licensing in the United Kingdom
Like in Australia, the British Government has been proactive in finding ways to facilitate the growth of the domestic space industry. Many legislative changes have been introduced to modernise the British space law regime, promote greater compliance with international obligations, and attract additional commercial interest.
Space licensing in New Zealand
The Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017 (NZ) regulates, through issuing licences and permits, launches into outer space, payloads, launch facilities and high-altitude vehicles.
The Act is supported by Regulations which set requirements for licences and permits in relation to the information that applicants must provide. This article compares the space licensing regimes of Australia and New Zealand, and outlines the regulatory requirements to conduct space activities in New Zealand.
Space licensing in India
India is becoming an increasingly popular destination for launching space objects, due to their highly successful launch vehicles. However, attempting to launch a space object out of India can pose challenges for entrepreneurs for several reasons. Understand the process whilst learning the benefits and challenges that arise when attempting to launch out of India.
Space licensing in France
The French Space Operations Act (FSOA):
- regulates authorisations and space licensing;
- sets out requirements relating to insurance and liability; and
- clarifies the domestic regime regarding remote sensing and intellectual property as it applies to space objects.
Space licensing in China
- Whilst China has a robust space program, it lacks the comprehensive space legislation of other space-faring States.
- The Chinese regulations on registration and licensing for space activities take a minimalist approach to implementing China’s international treaty
- Recent changes in policy have allowed private Chinese entities to operate in the Chinese space sector, this may assist in the development of their legal regime.
- The Chinese private space sector may present viable options for overseas launches of Australian satellites and other launch capabilities.
Always check with the regulator for their latest official direction, guidance and information.
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