Policy paper

Draft Spaceflight Bill

Sets out how the government plans to regulate launch-to-orbit and sub-orbital spaceflight activities from UK spaceports.

Documents

Draft Spaceflight Bill (web version)

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Draft Spaceflight Bill (print version)

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Draft Spaceflight Bill (print version cover)

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Details

This document contains:

  • a joint ministerial forward from the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • draft Spaceflight Bill
  • explanatory notes to the draft Bill

The draft Bill is part of a wider government programme to stimulate the market for space activities (primarily small satellite launch) and sub-orbital spaceflight activities in the United Kingdom from 2020.

Published 21 February 2017