You will require this permit if you intend to launch a space object from a launch facility located in Australia.
This permit may only be granted to the holder of a Space Licence. A space object consists of a launch vehicle and a payload that the launch vehicle is to carry into or from an area beyond 100km above 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 for this permit you must:
- Hold a space licence covering the launch facility and the kind of launch vehicle concerned;
- Have an adequate environmental plan for conducting the launch or launches, and any connected return;
- Be a corporation;
- Satisfy the Agency that you are competent to carry out the launch;
- Satisfy the Agency that insurance/financial requirements will be satisfied;
- Satisfy the Agency that the launch/launces will not cause substantial harm to public health, public safety or property;
- Not have space objects containing a nuclear weapon or a weapon of mass destruction of any other kind; and
- Satisfy the Agency that there are no national security, foreign policy or international obligations that cannot be met.
If you intend to be involved in a project involving the launch or return of a space object overseas, it is recommended that you consult the Contact Officer for initial advice on whether the nature of the involvement would require an overseas launch certificate.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements .
As specified on the permit.
Application fees for a person other than an approved scientific or educational organisation $40 000 and if the permit authorises a particular series of launches, $10 000 for each launch after the first launch authorised by the permit. Application fees for an approved scientific or educational organisation, the sum of $400 and if the permit authorises a particular series of launches, $100 for each launch after the first launch authorised by the permit.
Application for a Launch Permit - 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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