Japan: In a bid to promote private companies’ rocket launches in the country, Japan plans to create rules of government screening and damage compensation in case of an accident. The draft bills for the Space Activities Act and Satellite Remote Sensing Act, which would be submitted to the Diet session today, the government plans to conduct prior examination of launch plans. This would be done to see if they meet technical and other requirements before granting launch permissions. The government would also oblige companies to pay compensation if accidents occur. Those affected by accidents would be compensated by the government if private operators were unable to cover all the damage costs, according to the drafts.
Source: Japan Today