Minister of Foreign Affairs
of 28 June. December 1977
on the agreement on cooperation in research and use of outer space for
On 13 November. July 1976 in Moscow was signed agreement on cooperation in
research and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
Charter of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on approval of the agreement was
deposited with the Government of Soviet Socialist Republics, the depositary
The agreement, on 18 July 2005. August 1976.
Agreement entered into force, pursuant to article 12 on 25 September 2004. March
1977, and that date has entered into force for the CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIALIST REPUBLIC.
English translation of the text of the agreement shall be published at the same time.
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for cooperation in the research and use of outer space for peaceful
the purpose of the
The Government of the people's Republic of Bulgaria, Czechoslovak Socialist
Republic, the Republic of Cuba, the Hungarian people's Republic, the Mongolian people's
Republic, the German Democratic Republic, the Polish people's Republic
The Romanian Socialist Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist
republics, hereinafter referred to as "the Contracting Parties",
aiming for a further extension of the fraternal friendship and multilateral
starting from the tasks related to the implementation of a comprehensive program
further deepening and improving the cooperation and development of the Socialist
the economic integration of the Member States of the CMEA,
Recognizing the effectiveness of closer and more effective efforts in research and
the use of outer space for peaceful purposes,
Desiring to consolidate the acquired positive experience of cooperation in the
Bearing in mind the important practical significance of the results of space research
for the various sectors of the national economy,
convinced that the development of international cooperation in research and
the use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies
for peaceful purposes serves the interests of the peoples of the whole world,
Noting the provisions of the Treaty on the principles of the activities of States in the
research and use of outer space, including the Moon and other
celestial bodies, of 27 January. January 1967
they agree on this:
The Contracting Parties shall assist the further development of all-round cooperation
interested organizations of their countries in research and exploitation of
of outer space for peaceful purposes.
For the purposes of the continuation and development of the program of joint space research,
which was adopted in 1967 (the "Intercosmos"), with the cooperation
take place in the following basic areas:
study of physical properties of outer space,
space biology and medicine,
the study of the natural environment by using space resources.
Cooperation in the key areas referred to in article 2 of this agreement,
be carried out in the following forms:
and space objects) the discharge for scientific and applied purposes;
(b)) for the implementation of the common instrument of space research;
c) experiments on the geophysical and meteorological rockets;
(d)) implementation of the common observation, experimental and theoretical
research with a space theme;
e) processing, analysis and exploitation of the results of joint space research
for scientific and applied purposes, as well as the preparation of joint publications;
f) consultation between interested countries and the provision of,
on the basis of specific agreements, mutual scientific and technical assistance
including the exchange of technology according to the individual topics and projects in the field
research and use of outer space for peaceful purposes;
g) organizing symposiums, conferences, seminars and other meetings;
(h) exchange of scientific and technical documentation and) information.
The Contracting Parties may determine the other areas and forms of cooperation in the
research and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
Coordination of the work connected with the implementation of this agreement, in each country stores
the national coordinating body for cooperation in research and the use of
outer space (hereinafter referred to as "the national authority").
The cooperation of the contracting parties concerned will be
on the basis of coordinated programmes and plans that determine the
conditions for the implementation of specific space experiments and research.
These programs and plans of interest to participate in the
the Organization of all of the parties or some of them.
Each Contracting Party shall pay the costs of the work and measures carried out by
her organization on the basis of the documents referred to in this article, if the
the special agreement provides otherwise.
Adoption of the decisions and recommendations of the programs and plans of joint work
carried out in accordance with this agreement, as well as discussing
organizational questions of cooperation, including the establishment and activities of the Permanent
joint working groups will be carried out for a staff meeting of the heads of the institutions
(hereinafter referred to as "the Conference").
Meetings Meetings shall be held at least once a year, usually gradually
in the Member countries of the agreement.
The Chairman of the ordinary meeting of the Meeting will be the head of the national authority of the country
where the meeting is being held.
In the period between sessions of the Meeting will be the normal coordination activities
the national authority for the implementation of this agreement to pursue national authority
Decisions and recommendations of the consultation will be taken by a majority of leaders
national authorities and registered in the appropriate protocol. The head of each
the national body has one vote at a meeting.
Decisions and recommendations of the Meeting are not binding for the Contracting Parties which
is not to accept them. In case of interest, however, may
the party later for such decisions and recommendations of the connect.
Questions concerning the cooperation of only some of the Contracting Parties will be
resolved by agreement of the heads of the national authorities of the parties.
The implementation of the agreed space experiments and research will be
conduct stakeholder organisations in the framework of the Permanent Joint
working groups for the core areas of cooperation.
The scientific results of the joint space experiments and research can be
on the basis of arrangements among the countries that participate in them, provided
scientists and scientific organizations and institutes of other countries.
This agreement shall not affect the rights and obligations arising for the Contracting Parties
from other international agreements concluded by them or the rights of the parties
to conclude between them or with third countries and other multilateral
a bilateral agreement on cooperation in research and exploitation of space
space for peaceful purposes.
This agreement is subject to ratification or approval in accordance with the constitutional rules
Of the Contracting Parties.
Instrument of ratification documents of approval shall be deposited with the Government
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics which shall be entrusted with functions
the depositary of the agreement.
This agreement shall enter into force after the deposit of instruments of ratification or
documents for approval of six Contracting Parties.
For Contracting Parties whose ratification documents on the
approval will be stored after the agreement enters into force, it shall enter
Agreement in force on the date of deposit of the instruments of ratification or
documents for approval.
With the consent of the Contracting Parties may accede to this agreement as well as other
of the country.
Written notice shall be sent to the depositary on access, which shall inform the
all the Contracting Parties.
Access to the agreement is deemed to be effective from the date on which the depositary receives
written consent of two-thirds of the Contracting Parties.
This agreement will be in force for a period of ten years.
For each of the Contracting Parties six months before the expiry of
of that 10-year period and the following five-year period
by its participation in this agreement, the agreement will remain in effect
always the next five years.
Any Contracting Party may withdraw from this agreement, it shall send to the
twelve months in advance written notification to the depositary, who
It shall immediately inform all the Contracting Parties.
The original of this Agreement shall be deposited in the archives of the depositary, who shall circulate the
duly certified copies of this agreement to all parties.
Done at Moscow on 13 November. July 1976, in a single original in the Russian language.