Maximum Probable Loss Methodology - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a launch facility. A launch facility is a place specifically designed or constructed to launch space objects.

You are required to be insured for an amount not less than $750 million and the amount of the maximum probable loss that may be incurred in respect of damage to third parties caused by the launch or return, as calculated in accordance with this code.

This code provides a risk-based analysis for determining risks and potential consequences due to mishaps that may occur during phases of flight of space vehicles.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

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Maximum Probable Loss Methodology - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

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

Contact Officer, Space Policy Unit
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Space Coordination Office

Operating address:
Industry House
10 Binara St
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9839
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 62136000


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