Statement - Composite

Definition

Name

Value

Description

Profile

Statement

A piece of content that represents a company announcement or a Press Release.

These only appear in the Create product.

Type

Composite

An item comprised of a combination of text, html (with embeds) and images.

Important Metadata

Name

Description

Id

The unique id of the content item

First Created

The timestamp of when the first version of this content item was published.

Version Created

The timestamp of when the most recent version of this content item was published.

Content

The main content of the item.

In the case of a composite asset this will be fragment of html.

The html will contain textual content in

sections as well as embedded images, videos and social content.

Topic

PA Specific metadata to define an event or story.

For more information please see Subject FAQs.

Keyword

PA Specific metadata to define an event or story.

For more information please see Subject FAQs.

Service

The service that this content is part of inside of a product.

For more information please see Service FAQ.

Logo

This will be a logo of the company that the announcement is about.

The only rendition provided is the original and this will be in the aspect ratio provided by the Press Release provider.

For more information on how to use Content API image please see Images.

Ninjs (JSON)

Request

curl \
  -H "Accept: application/json" \
  -H "apikey: <API KEY>" \
  https://content.api.pressassociation.io/v1/item/3970df40-4b45-4188-919c-00f015a3f354?product=paproduct:create

Response

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    "version": "1",
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    "versioncreated": "2021-07-29T08:00:57Z",
    "issued": "2021-07-29T08:00:57Z",
    "urgency": 6,
    "pubstatus": "usable",
    "copyrightholder": "PA Media Press Centres",
    "headline": "Civil Aviation Authority becomes UK space regulator and launches licencing regime",
    "body_text": ":: The Civil Aviation Authority takes on new powers as the UK’s space regulator\n\n:: Is open for business and ready to receive applications both from the UK and internationally for UK Space licences\n\n:: Will create a safe, innovative and thriving space industry in the UK\n\nThe UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today become the UK’s space regulator. From today, the regulator is open for business to any UK or international company that wants to operate under a UK space licence.\n\nAs part of its new responsibilities, the CAA is launching a fully tested digital application system that has been developed to allow space companies in all forms - commercial spaceflight technologies, satellite construction and operations, traditional vertically launched vehicles, air-launched vehicles, and balloons as well as spaceports, and range service providers - to start their licence application today.\n\nThe estimated time for the delivery of a launch licence is between 9-18 months depending on complexity and the quality of preparations by licence applicants. The CAA expects the first launch licence will be granted next year to meet the UK Government’s ambition of the first orbital rocket launch for satellites in Europe in 2022. Industry operators will be able to hold a licence that covers multiple launches.\n\nThe regulator’s approach has been designed to help make the UK home to the world’s safest and most innovative space industries.\n\nColin Macleod, Head of UK Space Regulation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:\n\n\"For the last eighteen months we have been preparing to become the regulator. We have built an experienced team working across policy, engineering and licensing, in the space sector. We have developed and tested the processes and systems we need to ensure the licensing regime works. And we have been working with the wider space industry to explain what the regulations mean, how the new framework will work, and how they apply. This means space companies can apply for a licence as soon as they are ready.\n\n\"We will act in a safe, secure and sustainable manner to protect the people and property involved, other airspace users and enable a growing and active space industry.\"\n\nRichard Moriarty, Chief Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:\n\n\"The UK already has a leading satellite industry and can capitalise on further growth within the space sector. The regulatory framework that the Government is putting in place allows for innovation and new technology underpinned by high standards of safety and security. Space will be embedded within the CAA’s wider ecosystem, drawing on, and contributing to, wider experience and expertise across the organisation. We will be an open, effective and proportionate regulator.\"\n\nThe UK is well-placed to capitalise on the growth of the space sector, with the right geography, business environment and a thriving industry all underpinned by a safety regulatory regime that has the highest standards of public protection, while being proportionate and enabling innovation and technology to thrive.\n\nWorking with the Department for Transport, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the UK Space Agency, the CAA recognises its important role in the development of the UK space industry.\n\nThe licensing process will require applicants to provide a detailed assessment of safety and security considerations, including, a comprehensive safety case, an environmental assessment, financial resources, security and cyber risk mitigation.\n\nThe CAA will only regulate where it has to and will tailor its approach to meet the specific needs of each and every space mission. In doing this, the benefits of the regulation will outweigh any burden or cost imposed. This has been the case with aviation innovators and is a principle that the regulator will apply to the space industry.\n\nA full assessment of the application, including seeking independent assurance, will then follow, before finally seeking the Secretary of State’s consent for the licence to be issued.\n\nThe CAA will also carry out monitoring and oversight as operations are conducted.\n\nAs the UK’s airspace regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority will also handle any temporary or airspace changes required to enable space activities from UK soil to take place.\n\n- ENDS -\n\nNotes to editors:\n\nThe Civil Aviation Authority is already experienced in harnessing innovation whilst regulating for safety in aviation and has overseen the provision of approvals for testing and trialling several new technologies including, full scale non-hydrocarbon propulsion demonstration aircraft, highly novel electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft intended for \"flying taxi\" services, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.\n\nThe Civil Aviation Authority will licence space companies under the Space Industry Act 2018 and Outer Space Act 1989. The regulations that come into force today are the Space Industry Regulations 2021.\n\nFor further information, please contact Andrew McConnell / Ollie Turner in the UK Civil Aviation Authority press office on:\n\[email protected]\n\n0333 103 6000",
    "body_html": "<p>:: The Civil Aviation Authority takes on new powers as the UK’s space regulator</p><p>:: Is open for business and ready to receive applications both from the UK and internationally for UK Space licences</p><p>:: Will create a safe, innovative and thriving space industry in the UK</p><p>The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today become the UK’s space regulator. From today, the regulator is open for business to any UK or international company that wants to operate under a UK space licence.</p><p>As part of its new responsibilities, the CAA is launching a fully tested digital application system that has been developed to allow space companies in all forms - commercial spaceflight technologies, satellite construction and operations, traditional vertically launched vehicles, air-launched vehicles, and balloons as well as spaceports, and range service providers - to start their licence application today.</p><p>The estimated time for the delivery of a launch licence is between 9-18 months depending on complexity and the quality of preparations by licence applicants. The CAA expects the first launch licence will be granted next year to meet the UK Government’s ambition of the first orbital rocket launch for satellites in Europe in 2022. Industry operators will be able to hold a licence that covers multiple launches.</p><p>The regulator’s approach has been designed to help make the UK home to the world’s safest and most innovative space industries.</p><p>Colin Macleod, Head of UK Space Regulation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>\"For the last eighteen months we have been preparing to become the regulator. We have built an experienced team working across policy, engineering and licensing, in the space sector. We have developed and tested the processes and systems we need to ensure the licensing regime works. And we have been working with the wider space industry to explain what the regulations mean, how the new framework will work, and how they apply. This means space companies can apply for a licence as soon as they are ready.</p><p>\"We will act in a safe, secure and sustainable manner to protect the people and property involved, other airspace users and enable a growing and active space industry.\"</p><p>Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>\"The UK already has a leading satellite industry and can capitalise on further growth within the space sector. The regulatory framework that the Government is putting in place allows for innovation and new technology underpinned by high standards of safety and security. Space will be embedded within the CAA’s wider ecosystem, drawing on, and contributing to, wider experience and expertise across the organisation. We will be an open, effective and proportionate regulator.\"</p><p>The UK is well-placed to capitalise on the growth of the space sector, with the right geography, business environment and a thriving industry all underpinned by a safety regulatory regime that has the highest standards of public protection, while being proportionate and enabling innovation and technology to thrive.</p><p>Working with the Department for Transport, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the UK Space Agency, the CAA recognises its important role in the development of the UK space industry.</p><p>The licensing process will require applicants to provide a detailed assessment of safety and security considerations, including, a comprehensive safety case, an environmental assessment, financial resources, security and cyber risk mitigation.</p><p>The CAA will only regulate where it has to and will tailor its approach to meet the specific needs of each and every space mission. In doing this, the benefits of the regulation will outweigh any burden or cost imposed. This has been the case with aviation innovators and is a principle that the regulator will apply to the space industry.</p><p>A full assessment of the application, including seeking independent assurance, will then follow, before finally seeking the Secretary of State’s consent for the licence to be issued.</p><p>The CAA will also carry out monitoring and oversight as operations are conducted.</p><p>As the UK’s airspace regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority will also handle any temporary or airspace changes required to enable space activities from UK soil to take place.</p><p>- ENDS -</p><p>Notes to editors:</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority is already experienced in harnessing innovation whilst regulating for safety in aviation and has overseen the provision of approvals for testing and trialling several new technologies including, full scale non-hydrocarbon propulsion demonstration aircraft, highly novel electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft intended for \"flying taxi\" services, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority will licence space companies under the Space Industry Act 2018 and Outer Space Act 1989. The regulations that come into force today are the Space Industry Regulations 2021.</p><p>For further information, please contact Andrew McConnell / Ollie Turner in the UK Civil Aviation Authority press office on:</p><p><a href=\"mailto:[email protected]\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\">[email protected]</a></p><p>0333 103 6000</p>",
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Important Metadata Mappings

Name

JSON Path

Id

uri

First Created

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Version Created

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Content

body_html

Topic

subject[?(@.profile == 'patopic')]

Keyword

subject[?(@.profile == 'pakeyword')]

Service

subject[?(@.profile == 'paservice')]

Logo (Original)

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ATOM

Request

curl \
  -H "Accept: application/atom+xml" \
  -H "apikey: <API KEY>" \
  https://content.api.pressassociation.io/v1/item/3970df40-4b45-4188-919c-00f015a3f354?product=paproduct:create

Response

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        <author>
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        </author>
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            <![CDATA[Civil Aviation Authority becomes UK space regulator and launches licencing regime]]>
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        <link rel="alternate" href="https://content.api.pressassociation.io/v1/item/3970df40-4b45-4188-919c-00f015a3f354"/>
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            <![CDATA[<p>:: The Civil Aviation Authority takes on new powers as the UK’s space regulator</p><p>:: Is open for business and ready to receive applications both from the UK and internationally for UK Space licences</p><p>:: Will create a safe, innovative and thriving space industry in the UK</p><p>The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today become the UK’s space regulator. From today, the regulator is open for business to any UK or international company that wants to operate under a UK space licence.</p><p>As part of its new responsibilities, the CAA is launching a fully tested digital application system that has been developed to allow space companies in all forms - commercial spaceflight technologies, satellite construction and operations, traditional vertically launched vehicles, air-launched vehicles, and balloons as well as spaceports, and range service providers - to start their licence application today.</p><p>The estimated time for the delivery of a launch licence is between 9-18 months depending on complexity and the quality of preparations by licence applicants. The CAA expects the first launch licence will be granted next year to meet the UK Government’s ambition of the first orbital rocket launch for satellites in Europe in 2022. Industry operators will be able to hold a licence that covers multiple launches.</p><p>The regulator’s approach has been designed to help make the UK home to the world’s safest and most innovative space industries.</p><p>Colin Macleod, Head of UK Space Regulation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>"For the last eighteen months we have been preparing to become the regulator. We have built an experienced team working across policy, engineering and licensing, in the space sector. We have developed and tested the processes and systems we need to ensure the licensing regime works. And we have been working with the wider space industry to explain what the regulations mean, how the new framework will work, and how they apply. This means space companies can apply for a licence as soon as they are ready.</p><p>"We will act in a safe, secure and sustainable manner to protect the people and property involved, other airspace users and enable a growing and active space industry."</p><p>Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>"The UK already has a leading satellite industry and can capitalise on further growth within the space sector. The regulatory framework that the Government is putting in place allows for innovation and new technology underpinned by high standards of safety and security. Space will be embedded within the CAA’s wider ecosystem, drawing on, and contributing to, wider experience and expertise across the organisation. We will be an open, effective and proportionate regulator."</p><p>The UK is well-placed to capitalise on the growth of the space sector, with the right geography, business environment and a thriving industry all underpinned by a safety regulatory regime that has the highest standards of public protection, while being proportionate and enabling innovation and technology to thrive.</p><p>Working with the Department for Transport, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the UK Space Agency, the CAA recognises its important role in the development of the UK space industry.</p><p>The licensing process will require applicants to provide a detailed assessment of safety and security considerations, including, a comprehensive safety case, an environmental assessment, financial resources, security and cyber risk mitigation.</p><p>The CAA will only regulate where it has to and will tailor its approach to meet the specific needs of each and every space mission. In doing this, the benefits of the regulation will outweigh any burden or cost imposed. This has been the case with aviation innovators and is a principle that the regulator will apply to the space industry.</p><p>A full assessment of the application, including seeking independent assurance, will then follow, before finally seeking the Secretary of State’s consent for the licence to be issued.</p><p>The CAA will also carry out monitoring and oversight as operations are conducted.</p><p>As the UK’s airspace regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority will also handle any temporary or airspace changes required to enable space activities from UK soil to take place.</p><p>- ENDS -</p><p>Notes to editors:</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority is already experienced in harnessing innovation whilst regulating for safety in aviation and has overseen the provision of approvals for testing and trialling several new technologies including, full scale non-hydrocarbon propulsion demonstration aircraft, highly novel electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft intended for "flying taxi" services, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority will licence space companies under the Space Industry Act 2018 and Outer Space Act 1989. The regulations that come into force today are the Space Industry Regulations 2021.</p><p>For further information, please contact Andrew McConnell / Ollie Turner in the UK Civil Aviation Authority press office on:</p><p><a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">[email protected]</a></p><p>0333 103 6000</p>]]>
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Important Metadata Mappings

Name

JSON Path

Id

//feed/entry/id

First Created

//feed/entry/published

Version Created

//feed/entry/updated

Content

//feed/entry/content[@scheme="urn:pa:subject:patopic"]

Topic

//feed/entry/content[@type="html"]

Keyword

//feed/entry/category[@scheme="urn:pa:subject:pakeyword"]

Service

//feed/entry/category[@scheme="urn:pa:subject:paservice"]

Logo Image Renditions

//feed/entry/media:group/media:content

//feed/entry/media:group/media:content/media:category explains the rendition

RSS

Request

curl \
  -H "Accept: application/rss+xml" \
  -H "apikey: <API KEY>" \
  https://content.api.pressassociation.io/v1/item/3970df40-4b45-4188-919c-00f015a3f354?product=paproduct:create

Response

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                <![CDATA[<p>:: The Civil Aviation Authority takes on new powers as the UK’s space regulator</p><p>:: Is open for business and ready to receive applications both from the UK and internationally for UK Space licences</p><p>:: Will create a safe, innovative and thriving space industry in the UK</p><p>The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today become the UK’s space regulator. From today, the regulator is open for business to any UK or international company that wants to operate under a UK space licence.</p><p>As part of its new responsibilities, the CAA is launching a fully tested digital application system that has been developed to allow space companies in all forms - commercial spaceflight technologies, satellite construction and operations, traditional vertically launched vehicles, air-launched vehicles, and balloons as well as spaceports, and range service providers - to start their licence application today.</p><p>The estimated time for the delivery of a launch licence is between 9-18 months depending on complexity and the quality of preparations by licence applicants. The CAA expects the first launch licence will be granted next year to meet the UK Government’s ambition of the first orbital rocket launch for satellites in Europe in 2022. Industry operators will be able to hold a licence that covers multiple launches.</p><p>The regulator’s approach has been designed to help make the UK home to the world’s safest and most innovative space industries.</p><p>Colin Macleod, Head of UK Space Regulation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>"For the last eighteen months we have been preparing to become the regulator. We have built an experienced team working across policy, engineering and licensing, in the space sector. We have developed and tested the processes and systems we need to ensure the licensing regime works. And we have been working with the wider space industry to explain what the regulations mean, how the new framework will work, and how they apply. This means space companies can apply for a licence as soon as they are ready.</p><p>"We will act in a safe, secure and sustainable manner to protect the people and property involved, other airspace users and enable a growing and active space industry."</p><p>Richard Moriarty, Chief Executive at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, said:</p><p>"The UK already has a leading satellite industry and can capitalise on further growth within the space sector. The regulatory framework that the Government is putting in place allows for innovation and new technology underpinned by high standards of safety and security. Space will be embedded within the CAA’s wider ecosystem, drawing on, and contributing to, wider experience and expertise across the organisation. We will be an open, effective and proportionate regulator."</p><p>The UK is well-placed to capitalise on the growth of the space sector, with the right geography, business environment and a thriving industry all underpinned by a safety regulatory regime that has the highest standards of public protection, while being proportionate and enabling innovation and technology to thrive.</p><p>Working with the Department for Transport, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the UK Space Agency, the CAA recognises its important role in the development of the UK space industry.</p><p>The licensing process will require applicants to provide a detailed assessment of safety and security considerations, including, a comprehensive safety case, an environmental assessment, financial resources, security and cyber risk mitigation.</p><p>The CAA will only regulate where it has to and will tailor its approach to meet the specific needs of each and every space mission. In doing this, the benefits of the regulation will outweigh any burden or cost imposed. This has been the case with aviation innovators and is a principle that the regulator will apply to the space industry.</p><p>A full assessment of the application, including seeking independent assurance, will then follow, before finally seeking the Secretary of State’s consent for the licence to be issued.</p><p>The CAA will also carry out monitoring and oversight as operations are conducted.</p><p>As the UK’s airspace regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority will also handle any temporary or airspace changes required to enable space activities from UK soil to take place.</p><p>- ENDS -</p><p>Notes to editors:</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority is already experienced in harnessing innovation whilst regulating for safety in aviation and has overseen the provision of approvals for testing and trialling several new technologies including, full scale non-hydrocarbon propulsion demonstration aircraft, highly novel electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft intended for "flying taxi" services, and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations.</p><p>The Civil Aviation Authority will licence space companies under the Space Industry Act 2018 and Outer Space Act 1989. The regulations that come into force today are the Space Industry Regulations 2021.</p><p>For further information, please contact Andrew McConnell / Ollie Turner in the UK Civil Aviation Authority press office on:</p><p><a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">[email protected]</a></p><p>0333 103 6000</p>]]>
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