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Section 13

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I.Particular conditions that may be included in licences

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1Conditions as to compliance with—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)safety requirements regarding the design and operation of spacecraft, carrier aircraft and payloads;

(b)requirements regarding the assembling, integration and fuelling of spacecraft or carrier aircraft, mating of spacecraft or carrier aircraft to their payloads and fuelling of payloads;

(c)requirements for handling strategies relating to the security and integrity of payloads;

(d)requirements relating to range, tracking, surveillance, risk management, weather measurement and meteorological forecasting;

(e)requirements for the protection of persons whose health or safety could be put at risk by spaceflight activities carried out by the licensee, or at or from a spaceport operated by the licensee;

(f)requirements for the protection of sensitive or restricted information, technology or items;

(g)space debris mitigation guidelines.

2Conditions as to following advice given by a range control service provider.E+W+S+N.I.

3Conditions as to the craft or equipment, or the types of craft or equipment, used for or in connection with spaceflight activities (including training for spaceflight activities).E+W+S+N.I.

4Conditions as to trajectories and mission profiles.E+W+S+N.I.

5Conditions requiring the licensee to provide the regulator, or a range control service provider, as soon as possible with—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)information as to the date and location of any launch;

(b)the basic orbital parameters of any space object to be put into orbit, including nodal period, inclination, apogee and perigee;

(c)any other information that the regulator, or a range control service provider, may require concerning the nature, conduct, location and results of the licensee's activities.

6Conditions requiring the licensee to obtain advance approval from the regulator for any intended deviation from notified orbital parameters, and to inform the regulator or a range control service provider immediately of any unintended deviation.E+W+S+N.I.

7Conditions requiring the carrying out of assessments of the impact that noise and emissions from spaceflight activities authorised by the licence are expected to have on communities in the vicinity.E+W+S+N.I.

8Conditions imposing restrictions as to areas in relation to which, the times at which and the manner in which spaceflight activities are carried out.E+W+S+N.I.

9Conditions requiring the licensee to notify specified persons—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)of any spaceflight activities that are due to be carried out which will or may involve a spacecraft, carrier aircraft or other object flying over, or falling into, a specified area of water;

(b)of any risk of damage to persons or property in the area whilst the activities are carried out.

10Conditions requiring—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the launch of a spacecraft or carrier aircraft to be aborted or delayed, or

(b)unmanned spacecraft or other objects to be destroyed,

in specified circumstances.

11Conditions governing the disposal of any payload in outer space on the termination of operations and requiring the licensee to notify the regulator as soon as practicable of its final disposal.E+W+S+N.I.

12Conditions designed to secure compliance with—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)obligations of the United Kingdom under agreements entered into with other countries;

(b)any other international obligations of the United Kingdom.

13Conditions imposing restrictions or prohibitions on spacecraft or carrier aircraft landing outside the United Kingdom.E+W+S+N.I.

14Conditions requiring the licensee to conduct the licensee's activities in such a way as—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to prevent the contamination of outer space or adverse changes in the environment of the earth,

(b)to avoid interference with the activities of others in the peaceful exploration and use of outer space,

(c)to preserve the national security of the United Kingdom, and

(d)not to prejudice the foreign policy of Her Majesty's government in the United Kingdom.

15Conditions requiring spaceflight activities to be carried out at—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a spaceport that the licensee or another person is authorised to operate by a spaceport licence,

(b)an aerodrome licensed under an Air Navigation Order,

(c)an aerodrome occupied for the purposes of the armed forces of the Crown, or

(d)an aerodrome authorised by a certificate under Commission Regulation (EU) No 139/2014 of 12 February 2014 laying down requirements and administrative procedures related to aerodromes pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

16Conditions (in the case of a spaceport licence) prohibiting spaceflight activities, or spaceflight activities of a specified description, from being carried out without the prior approval of the regulator.E+W+S+N.I.

17Conditions requiring a mission management facility to be located in the United Kingdom if the spaceflight activities controlled from the facility involve spacecraft or carrier aircraft launched from a site in the United Kingdom.E+W+S+N.I.

18Conditions permitting inspection by the regulator (or a person acting on the regulator's behalf) of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a spaceport, mission management facility or other site used or operated by the licensee, and

(b)any facilities, equipment, spacecraft, carrier aircraft or other vehicles on it.

19Conditions permitting testing by the regulator (or a person acting on the regulator's behalf) of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the equipment at a spaceport or mission management facility, or

(b)any other equipment used by the licensee.

20Conditions permitting the regulator (or a person acting on the regulator's behalf) to inspect and take copies of documents relating to the information required to be given to the regulator.E+W+S+N.I.

21Conditions permitting the regulator to attend the launch of any spacecraft or carrier aircraft.E+W+S+N.I.

22Conditions permitting the regulator to attend specified meetings.E+W+S+N.I.

23Conditions designed to avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest or undue influence with regard to safety-critical decisions and procedures (including conditions relating to the ownership or control of spaceports, mission management facilities, spacecraft, carrier aircraft, payloads and equipment).E+W+S+N.I.

24Conditions relating to the security of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)spaceports or mission management facilities, or particular areas of them;

(b)facilities, equipment, spacecraft, carrier aircraft, other vehicles, payloads, cargo, supplies or other things at spaceports or mission management facilities.

25Conditions relating to the use, processing, communication and distribution of data obtained in the course of spaceflight activities.E+W+S+N.I.

26Conditions requiring specified persons taking part in spaceflight activities to be informed that the activities carry an inherent risk of danger and have not been certified as safe by the regulator.E+W+S+N.I.

27Conditions corresponding to or supplementing—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the prohibition in section 17 on individuals taking part in spaceflight activities unless they have consented to accept the risks involved;

(b)requirements as to training, qualifications and medical fitness prescribed under section 18.

28Conditions requiring licensees—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)to keep risk assessments under review,

(b)to revise them as necessary, and

(c)to take appropriate steps where risk assessments are revised.

29Conditions imposing restrictions or requirements as to persons involved in spaceflight activities.E+W+S+N.I.

30Conditions as to the qualifications of persons involved in spaceflight activities.E+W+S+N.I.

31Conditions as to the responsibilities of persons involved in spaceflight activities.E+W+S+N.I.

32Conditions requiring co-operation with any accident investigations.E+W+S+N.I.

33Conditions imposing restrictions or requirements as to the carriage for reward of people or cargo in spacecraft or carrier aircraft.E+W+S+N.I.

34Conditions prohibiting or restricting the display or emission, on or from spacecraft or carrier aircraft, of advertising material or other communications in such a way that the material or communications are visible or audible from the ground.E+W+S+N.I.

35Conditions requiring insurance or indemnities, including—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)conditions requiring liability to third parties to be insured for no less than a specified amount;

(b)conditions as to compliance with requirements imposed by regulations under section 38(1).

36Conditions requiring waivers or indemnities to be provided, including conditions requiring—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)the holder of a spaceflight licence, and

(b)any person with whom the holder of the licence makes contractual arrangements in connection with the carrying out of activities authorised by the licence (other than an individual taking part in spaceflight activities in a role or capacity prescribed under section 17(1)),

to enter into reciprocal waivers of liability in respect of any injury or damage resulting from the carrying out of those activities.

37Conditions requiring payment to the regulator (whether on the grant of a licence, subsequently or both) of charges determined under a scheme made under Schedule 11.E+W+S+N.I.

38Conditions requiring the licensee to provide the Secretary of State with information about the prices charged, or to be charged, by the licensee for services provided in connection with activities authorised by the licence.E+W+S+N.I.

39Conditions providing for the review or termination of the licence on the happening of specified events.E+W+S+N.I.

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