Space insurance News

Japanese Lunar Exploration Firm ispace Raises $28M and Inspires Moon Insurance

The Japanese lunar exploration firm, ispace, which is developing spacecraft to carry people to the moon, just raised $28 million from the four organizations for its Series B investment round. The firm, which aspires to be a “gateway for the …

Lloyd’s Launches Space Insurance Policy for Emerging Private Space Sector

Lloyd’s has launched a new multi-million-pound space insurance policy for the emerging private spaceflight industry. The product is designed to cater to the distinct needs of a rapidly growing new space sector, which, according to Lloyd’s, could be the driving …

Space Insurance Premiums Could Double After European Vega Rocket Crash

Space rockets and satellites are likely to cost more to insure after the European Vega rocket crash this month, which hit insurers with a record space market loss of 369 million euros ($411.21 million), insurance industry sources say. The Vega …

HDI Global Specialty Taps Jackson from Neon as Head of Aviation and Space

HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer, has recruited Martin Jackson as head of aviation and space. Jackson joins the London office on May 20 from Neon, where he was class underwriter, marine and transport. He succeeds Tim Slade. …

SpaceX Lost Satellite on U.S. Mission Was Uninsured

U.S. taxpayers may end up paying for the missing satellite launched by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that crashed into the ocean earlier this month, part of a classified U.S. government mission dubbed “Zuma.” Questions remain around the event, …

Sciemus Partners with HSCM Bermuda and Is Renamed Argon Underwriting

Sciemus, a specialty Lloyd’s MGA, is forming an investing partnership with HSCM Bermuda, a firm that invests in reinsurance and insurance-linked assets across all lines of business. The deal also calls for Sciemus to change its name as it evolves …

SpaceX Explosion Draws Attention to Insurance for Rocket Science

When the SpaceX rocket exploded on a Florida launchpad Thursday, the first thought that probably came to mind was thank heavens there weren’t any astronauts on board. The second may have been: Who’s going to pay for all this? The …

Hamilton’s Lloyd’s Operation Appoints 2 Senior Underwriters

Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., the managing agency of Lloyd’s Syndicate 3334, and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, announced the appointment of two senior underwriters who will lead the syndicate’s planned product diversification. Stuart Quinlan has been appointed to the …

Hackers Find New Battleground in Space, Targeting Satellites in ‘Trophy Attacks’

Space, the ‘final frontier’, is rapidly becoming an extra-terrestrial battleground for corporate espionage and other types of cyber attack as hackers seek to gain commercial advantage from rival networks operating in the $330-billion space economy. At the same time, a …

SpaceX Still Doesn’t Know Why Falcon 9 Rocket Exploded

SpaceX is still homing in on why its Falcon 9 rocket exploded after liftoff last week, unable to resolve conflicting data radioed back to the ground before the explosion, CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday. “It’s a huge blow to …