ABS is supporting the growing offshore space industry through a combination of innovative projects with leading space operators that help reduce risk and safely manage assets. Our space support services include:
Third Party Inspection and Assurance Services:
Design Review and Validation:
Regulatory Advisory Services:
Recognizing the continued increase in global demand for safer offshore spacecraft support, the ABS Requirements for Building and Classing Offshore Spaceports provides the first international requirements for the design and construction of marine and offshore assets that conduct spacecraft launch or recovery.
This new publication provides clear support for organizations that are engaging with regulatory agencies to reactivate assets such as offshore support vessels, barges and liftboats to support safer space flight.
ABS and SpaceX:
ABS signed a JDP with SpaceX to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea. Under the JDP, ABS will review the design of one of SpaceX’s three droneships for compliance with the ABS Guide for Autonomous and Remote Control Functions.
ABS and Space Perspective:
ABS is supporting the reactivation and modification of the offshore support vessel MS Voyager that will function as the world’s first marine spaceport for human spaceflight operated by Space Perspective.
ABS and The Spaceport Company:
ABS provided regulatory advisory services for a rocket launch and recovery liftboat operated by The Spaceport Company to ensure the vessel meets regulatory compliance for safe operation in US waters.
ABS and Relativity:
ABS and Relativity are collaborating on regulatory aspects for marine and offshore operations.