Cover placed for zero gravity research equipment

United Insurance Brokers and Space Partnership International have placed cover for the commercial payloads of a space shuttle mission taking off on 29 April.

The cover will be for equipment used for research into areas such as fluid patterns, the behaviour of fluids and seed germination in zero gravity.

The cover will provide risk mitigation for 16 US middle schools and high schools that have each developed a class project in space research.

Coverages for the mission have been underwritten by Starr Aviation on behalf of Starr Indemnity & Liability Company.