In Europe, EASA is working to identify the best approach to accommodate sub-orbital flights into the European Aviation Regulatory System. Developments are taking place, however, it is uncertain which regulatory approach will be pursued for this emergency industry.
- Design features or operating practices resulting in a serious or fatal injury
- Failure to implement certification requirements in a timely manner due to pushback from industry.
In the USA, the Commercial Space Launch Amendment Act (CSLAA) aimed to promote the development of emerging commercial human space flight industry is to postpone the ability by the FAA, to issue safety standards and regulations, except for aspects of public safety, until December 23, 2012, or until an accident occurs.