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Space Industry Act 2018

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36Obligation to indemnify government etc against claims

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(1)A person carrying out spaceflight activities must indemnify—

(a)Her Majesty’s government in the United Kingdom, or

(b)a person or body listed in subsection (2),

against any claims brought against the government, or the person or body, in respect of damage or loss arising out of or in connection with those activities.

(2)The listed persons and bodies are—

(a)an appointed person;

(b)the Health and Safety Executive;

(c)the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland;

(d)the Office for Nuclear Regulation;

(e)a body or person prescribed under section 21(2);

(f)a public authority with whom arrangements are made under section 64.

(3)Subsection (1)

(a)is subject to any limit specified under section 12(2) on the amount of a licensee’s liability, except in prescribed cases or circumstances;

(b)is subject to regulations under section 4(4)(e) or (f).

(4)The obligation in subsection (1) does not apply—

(a)to a person carrying out spaceflight activities as an employee or agent of a person who is authorised to carry them out by an operator licence, or

(b)in relation to damage or loss resulting from anything done on instructions given by or on behalf of the regulator.

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