As from a day to be appointed, the following provisions have effect.
It is an offence for a person:
(1) on board a UK-launched spacecraft1 in flight who unlawfully, by the use of force or by threats of any kind, seizes the spacecraft or exercises control of it commits the offence of hijacking a spacecraft2;
(2) unlawfully and intentionally (a) to destroy a UK-launched spacecraft; (b) to damage a UK-launched spacecraft in a way that renders it incapable of flight or is likely to endanger its safety in flight; (c) to commit on board a UK-launched spacecraft in flight an
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