The Space Risks Study Group comprises a group of highly experienced and well recognised industry leaders and experts from throughout the global market. The space risks insurance sector provides coverage for small cube satellites to big GEO satellites and large satellite constellations covering Launch liability, physical satellite launch, and satellites in orbit.

The Group also provides the Union with up to date information on trends, statistics and global developments in the Satellite Operator and Space Insurance markets.

Space Risks Study Group Meeting February 2017 - XL Catlin Space Insurance Update

The SRSG met in London on 8 February to plan the agenda for the 2017 AGM (see below).
During the meeting, the Study Group also reviewed the latest Space Insurance Update, produced by XL Catlin. The Update provides a comprehensive statistical overview of the sector.


2017 Plenary Session

The SRSG took the second Plenary Session of the 2017 AGM on the Monday morning. Jan Schmidt (SRSG Chair) gave a short introduction to the work of the Group and outlined the programme for the session. Akiko Hama made two presentations; the first looked at Satellite pre-launch cover, the second was an overview of Active Debris Removal. The Space Insurance Update was given by Rob Schenone, and then there was an update on Wordings Trends (Christian Riedl) and Manufacturing Trends (David Wade).

Study Group Members

Picture courtesy of Ms. Motoko Mori, Arianespace Tokyo Office

Current topics of particular interest:

  • Wording trends
  • Cyber threats
  • Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations

2019 AGM

Join us in Bordeaux, France
3 - 5 June 2019