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Space Industry Act 2018

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(1)Regulations (referred to in this Act as “security regulations”) may make provision for the purpose of ensuring security in relation to—

(a)spaceflight activities;

(b)range control services;

(c)activities associated with spaceflight activities or range control services;

(d)sites and facilities used for or in connection with activities and services within paragraph (a), (b) or (c) (including sites and facilities used for training purposes);

(e)spacecraft and their payloads.

(2)Schedule 5 gives examples of particular kinds of provision that may be made by security regulations.

That Schedule does not limit subsection (1).

(3)The Secretary of State may issue guidance about how a person carrying out spaceflight activities, operating a spaceport or providing range control services may comply with requirements imposed by security regulations.

(4)The Secretary of State by order may suspend the application of any requirement or restriction under security regulations in relation to an aerodrome occupied for the purposes of armed forces of the Crown.

(5)The Secretary of State may make an order under subsection (4) only if satisfied that—

(a)it is necessary to make the order because of the operational requirements of the armed forces of the Crown, and

(b)the period of suspension under the order is as short as those requirements allow it to be.

(6)The Secretary of State must—

(a)give notice of an order under subsection (4) to the person in charge of the aerodrome in question, and

(b)do what is reasonable to bring it to the attention of other persons likely to be affected by it.

(7)An order under subsection (4) may make supplemental, incidental or transitional provision.

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