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Space Industry Act 2018

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6Range control services

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(1)For the purposes of this Act the following are “range control services”—

(a)identifying an appropriate range for particular spaceflight activities;

(b)co-ordinating arrangements for the activation and operation of the range;

(c)obtaining all necessary information for identifying the range and for co-ordinating its activation and operation;

(d)ensuring that notifications are issued for the protection of persons who might be put at risk by spacecraft or carrier aircraft within the range or in the vicinity of it;

(e)monitoring the range, and the spacecraft or carrier aircraft for which it is provided, to ascertain—

(i)whether the restrictions or exclusions to which the range is subject are complied with;

(ii)whether planned trajectories are adhered to;

(f)communicating any failure to comply with those restrictions or exclusions, or to adhere to those trajectories, for the purpose of enabling any appropriate actions to be taken in response;

(g)any prescribed services provided for the purposes of, or in connection with, services within any of paragraphs (a) to (f).

(2)Services prescribed under subsection (1)(g) must relate to—

(a)safety systems,

(b)facilities or infrastructure (including facilities or infrastructure relating to ground control, communications, transport, power, handling of hazardous materials, environmental protection, emergency response or security),

(c)planning, scheduling or co-ordination of activities or operations, or

(d)meteorological information.

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