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nature of the insurance requirements and liabilities arrangements are
determined by the Act under which the licence is issued.
orbital operator licences and procuring a launch, the following requirements
and indemnity requirements for orbital licensees
Insurance and indemnity requirements for launch operator licensees
Note: Insurance requirements upper stages remaining in orbit, and for planned re-entry of satellites and upper stages is to be confirmedFor launch operator licences issued under the Space Industry Act 2018, launch operator licence insurance requirements for launch activities will be set using the Modelled Insurance Requirement approach, which will be conducted by the CAA.
All operator licences issued under the Space Industry Act 2018 will contain a limit of operator liability with respect to claims made under both section 34 and section 36 of the Act.
The limit on the liability to indemnify the Government is set out in licence conditions for licences issued under the Outer Space Act 1986.
Insurance requirements for licences issued under both Acts will also be set out as licence conditions.
More guidance on liabilities and insurance is available and more detailed guidance on the methodology for Modelled Insurance Requirement is available.
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