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SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I.Safety regulations: further provision

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1(1)Safety regulations may make provision for prohibiting craft from being used in spaceflight activities—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)unless prescribed conditions are complied with, or

(b)at all.

(2)Safety regulations may make provision for the detention of spacecraft.

(3)Safety regulations may make provision as to—

(a)the conditions under which space objects and carrier aircraft may be launched and operated;

(b)the conditions under which spaceflight activities may be carried out;

(c)the conditions under which spacecraft and carrier aircraft may fly from one part of the United Kingdom to another.

(4)Safety regulations may make provision—

(a)for minimising or preventing interference with the use, or the effectiveness, of apparatus used in connection with the navigation of spacecraft or carrier aircraft;

(b)for prohibiting the use of any apparatus in connection with the navigation of spacecraft or carrier aircraft;

(c)for regulating the use of apparatus used in connection with the navigation of spacecraft or carrier aircraft.

(5)Safety regulations may make provision for prohibiting or regulating the display of signs or lights liable to endanger spacecraft.

2(1)Safety regulations may make provision for prohibiting the carriage of passengers in spacecraft or carrier aircraft—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)unless prescribed conditions are complied with, or

(b)at all.

(2)Safety regulations may make provision for prohibiting the carrying on of prescribed activities on board spacecraft or carrier aircraft—

(a)unless prescribed conditions are complied with, or

(b)at all.

(3)Safety regulations may make provision for safeguarding the health of people carried in spacecraft or carrier aircraft.

3(1)Safety regulations may impose prohibitions, restrictions or conditions in relation to the carriage of goods, materials and other items by spacecraft, including (in particular) prohibitions, restrictions or conditions in relation to the carriage of—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)radioactive material, or

(b)other materials or items that may be hazardous to persons or the environment.

(2)Safety regulations may make provision about payloads carried by spacecraft.

4(1)Safety regulations may make provision prohibiting an individual from carrying out a prescribed role, or acting in a prescribed capacity, at a spaceport or mission management facility unless the individual fulfils prescribed criteria.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Safety regulations may make provision for the licensing of individuals employed at spaceports in the inspection or supervision of spacecraft or carrier aircraft.

5Safety regulations may make provision under which—

(a)members of the public may be denied access, at particular times, to spaceports or to particular areas within or in the vicinity of spaceports, or

(b)members of the public may be allowed such access only if they have signified their consent (in accordance with provision made by the regulations) to accept the risks involved.

6(1)Safety regulations may—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)provide for any of sections 92 to 94 of the Railways and Transport Act 2003 (aviation: alcohol and drugs) to apply (to the extent that they otherwise would not) in relation to spaceflight activities;

(b)provide for any of those provisions of that Act to apply with prescribed modifications;

(c)make provision corresponding to that made by any of those provisions of that Act.

(2)The power in sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not include power—

(a)to modify the mode of trial for an offence, or

(b)to specify greater penalties for it.

(3)The power in sub-paragraph (1)(c) does not include power—

(a)to make different provision with regard to the mode of trial for a new offence, or

(b)to specify greater penalties for a new offence,

as compared with the provision or penalties that apply to the existing offence to which the new offence corresponds.

7Safety regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the manner and conditions of the issue, validation, renewal, extension, variation or revocation of any certificate or other document or the undergoing of any examination or test required by the regulations;

(b)as to the form, custody, production, cancellation, suspension, endorsement and surrender of any such document.

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