Battleface Launches Travel Insurance For Space Tourism

The next mission of travel insurance company Battleface is to provide insurance for space tourists, the company reports.

It says that the benefits of its new offer includes coverage for accidental death and permanent disablement. Backed by underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, the new policy can be valid for any of the space flights operated by Tesla Founder Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and high-tech balloon manufacturers Space Perspective among others.

Sasha Gainullin, CEO of Battleface, said in a press note, “We are proud to be providing this pioneering product for space tourism. We regularly revisit our policies to ensure we are relevant to today’s marketplace, and while space tourism is still in its infancy, several hundred space flights have been sold to ‘civilians’ and demand is growing. This type of product fits with our values of providing people with the confidence to fulfil their dreams.”

Lloyd’s is already offering an insurance solution for the growing private spaceflight industry and a space consortium from where they have developed straightforward, scalable insurance for all aspects and phases of new technological advancements and projects in the space travel sector. A Lloyd’s report indicates that they anticipate that this dynamic industry is set to grow to be worth $1 trillion by 2040, driven by private companies entering the sector, which will spawn a significant number of jobs and capabilities in the space tourism industry.

Gainullin added, “Today’s landscape mirrors the early days of air travel back at the beginning of last century. With the advent of more affordable space travel, costs should come down as demand rises alongside the need for insurance. The first policy for aviation was written in 1911 and in 1927 the first transatlantic flight flown by Charles Lindbergh was insured. We are excited to be one of the first companies in 2021 to be providing insurance to space tourism pioneers who want to have the freedom to travel into space.”

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