The subject of my dissertation is satellite pre-launch
insurance. I will be discussing the argument that technological
advances in the satellite industry have reduced risk to pre-launch
The title is set out as a statement "Satellite Pre-Launch
Insurance: Technological advances reduce risk for underwriters".
There is an opportunity to question this assumption by the final
word in the title, "Discuss". This presentation was deliberate.
When I began my research, although I had a notion of whether the
statement was valid, I did not have the evidence to either
substantiate or refute it. As the theme develops I will first
explore the arguments and facts that support the statement and then
investigate those that challenge it. This discussion will be split
into two sections within the main text. I will then conclude the
This article appeared in the Journal of insurance
research and practice and was submitted as an FCII
dissertation (Major achievement - option 2).
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