Questions tagged [insurance]

Questions about financial protection against the loss of a vehicle, payload, or crew; or to cover the legal liability caused by spaceflight.

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Will the James Webb Space Telescope be insured against launch failure?

Most commercial satellites are insured in case something bad happens on launch. Although the Ariane 5 is a fairly reliable rocket, a launch failure is not out of the question. While other questions ...
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Was Amos 6 insured for pre-launch operations?

The Falcon 9 rocket, complete with the Amos 6 payload, just blew up (Or RUDed) on the launch pad. I believe the standard language for most launch insurances is that it is only covered after "...
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Who provides the insurance for SpaceX launches?

With the recovery of the first stage on their most recent launch, I was excited and congratulatory, of course. Then my thoughts went forward to the re-use of this launch vehicle. It would seem that ...
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