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During the Assembly, Integration and testing (AIT) programme of space hardware, such products are subject to traditional manufacturing perils as well as exposures unique to the space sector and specific to the individual launch campaign. Typical property policies do not cover the work in progress or tested and also exclude coverage on launch sites.

We provide clients with the reassurance of having fully customised cover for AIT-related risks, as well as other pre-launch incidents that may prevent or delay launch. Our high-level technical knowledge and understanding of relevant perils enable us to quantify each risk component accurately to create full spectrum coverage.

Aesir space offers AIT and Pre-launch cover for NewSpace clients as part of a comprehensive cradle to grave coverage through our Bifrost facility. Read more about BifrostĀ here.

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The Aesir Space Team

Morten Pahle

Managing Director

Aesir Space

Biography

Morten Pahle

Managing Director

Aesir Space

Morten has over 20 years of risk management experience in the space industry and over 15 years in the insurance market. His technical knowledge gives Aesir Space a unique perspective on the space insurance market.

During his underwriting career, he was Founder and Managing Director of ViVet Limited, an MGA focused on space, aviation and energy. He was also UK Branch Manager at Glacier Insurance (now Starstone Insurance) and a Space Underwriter at Assicurazioni Generali.

His risk management credentials stem from his work as Group Risk & Insurance Manager at EADS Astrium Satellites (now Airbus Defence and Space) starting his career as a Reliability engineer on LEO meteorological satellites.

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James Nicholas

Space Underwriter

Aesir Space

Biography

James Nicholas

Space Underwriter

Aesir Space

James has over 14 years of technical experience spanning all aspects of the small satellite sector. He has held numerous senior engineering roles across all functional aspects of the technology, giving him a unique insight into satellite capabilities right down to the individual component level.

Prior to joining Aesir Space, James worked at a leading commercial small satellite company. Most recently, he was Head of Avionics for the Project Engineering Division, managing outputs across various functional areas including on-board data handling, global navigation satellite systems, Attitude and Orbit control subsystem, and RF.

During his 14 years at the firm, James was also Head of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Group Leader and On-Board Data Handling Team Leader. He joined the firm in 2004 as Senior Hardware/Software Development Engineer.

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