Authorisation of Return of Overseas-Launched Space Objects (AROLSO) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this authorisation if you intend to return a specific space object, or series of space objects, that were launched from a specific launch facility outside Australia to an area or place within Australia.

A space object consists of a launch vehicle and a payload that the launch vehicle is to carry into or back from an area beyond the distance of 100 km above mean sea level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this authorisation you must:

  • Have the necessary competence to carry out the return;
  • Meet the insurance/financial requirements;
  • Satisfy the Agency that the return has a low as reasonably practicable probability of substantial harm to public health. safety or property;
  • Satisfy the Agency that the space object will not contain a nuclear weapon or weapon of mass destruction of any other kind;
  • Satisfy the Agency that there are no national security, foreign policy or international obligations that cannot be met if registration is authorised; and
  • Demonstrate that all necessary environmental approvals under Australian law and an adequate environmental plan, contained in an approved application form along with all supporting documentation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified in the authorisation.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

$10 000

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Authorisation of Return of Overseas Launched Space Object (AROLSO) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Space Coordination Office

Act(s) name

Space Activities Act 1998 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Space Activities Regulations 2001 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Space Coordination Office


Operating address:
Industry House
10 Binara Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9839
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300928245

Phone:

02 62136000

Fax:

02 62137000
space@industry.gov.au

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