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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
As specified in the authorisation.
Application for Authorisation of Return of Overseas Launched Space Object (AROLSO) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Space Coordination Office
Space Activities Act 1998 (Australian Government)
Space Activities Regulations 2001 (Australian Government)
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