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Space Industry Act 2018

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1(1)Security regulations may make provision for the purpose of ensuring security in relation to—

(a)space sites or prescribed areas of space sites;

(b)facilities, equipment, spacecraft, carrier aircraft, other vehicles, payloads, cargo, supplies or other things at space sites.

(2)Security regulations may provide for—

(a)national security vetting of persons permitted to enter areas of space sites to which access is restricted;

(b)screening (whether by searches or otherwise) of persons seeking to enter such areas;

(c)control of vehicular access to space sites or prescribed areas of space sites;

(d)screening (whether by inspection or otherwise) of vehicles, payloads, cargo, supplies or other things for the purpose of deciding whether they may be allowed to enter space sites or prescribed areas of space sites.

(3)Security regulations may confer power on the regulator to prevent rights of way being exercised within a space site, for limited periods, at the request of the operator of the site.

(4)Security regulations may make provision about the training and qualifications of persons responsible for implementing security measures at space sites.

(5)Security regulations may—

(a)make provision requiring or prohibiting the use of systems for the destruction, in particular circumstances (automatically or otherwise), of spacecraft or space objects in flight or orbit;

(b)make provision for the physical security of explosives or other dangerous materials used in connection with such systems;

(c)make provision for the electronic security of such systems.

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