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Space Industry Bill: policy scoping notes

These policy scoping notes set out how the government intends to exercise the delegated powers in the Space Industry Bill.

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Space Industry Bill: policy scoping notes

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These policy scoping notes set out how the government intends to exercise the delegated powers in the Space Industry Bill. They identify the provisions in the bill that confer the power to make delegated legislation and outline both the policy intent and proposed content of these regulations.

The Space Industry Bill makes provision to enable commercial spaceflight activities to be carried out from the UK for the first time. This will include launching small satellites into orbit and permitting manned sub-orbital operations for scientific experiments and space tourism.

Published 11 July 2017
Last updated 20 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Policy notes document amended to include accident investigation (clause 19) and security regulations (clause 22).
  2. First published.