Minister of Foreign Affairs
dated 4 October 1978
of the Convention on registration of objects launched into outer space
On 14 June 2005. January 1975 was in New York City opened for signature the Convention on the
registration of objects launched into outer space.
On behalf of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the Convention was signed in
New York, 5 December. April 1976.
The President of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic ratifying the Convention and
the ratification instrument was deposited with the Secretary-General of the organisation
the United Nations on 26 April. July 1977.
Convention entered into force, pursuant to article VIII of the day 15. September
1976 and for the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on 26 February 2000. July
Czech translation of the text of the Convention shall be published at the same time.
First Deputy Minister of:
on the registration of objects launched into outer space
States that are parties to this Convention,
the common interest of all mankind to progress in research and exploitation of
of outer space for peaceful purposes,
the Treaty on the principles of the activities of States in the research and exploitation of space
space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies confirms that States
they bear international responsibility for their national activities in space
space, and refers to the State in whose register the object is launched
in outer space, written,
the agreement on assistance to mind their return and the return of objects
launched into space provides that deleting the authorities
shall provide identification information before them will be returned
an object that they emitted into space and that was found in
the territorial boundaries of their competence,
the Convention on international liability for damage caused by space
objects lays down international rules and procedures concerning liability
discharging States for damage caused by their space objects,
in accordance with 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 to take
the provisions on the national register of space objects launched into
space vypouštějícími States,
to the Secretary-General of the United Nations was founded and has led to the
statutory basis of the central register of objects launched into space
to the Contracting States were granted additional means and procedures that
help them identify space objects;
that a mandatory system of registration of objects launched into outer space
can help identify and contribute to the use and development of the
international law relating to the research and exploitation of space
have agreed as follows:
For the purposes of this Convention:
and) the term "deleting the State" means:
1) State, which deletes or takes care of the deletion of the space object;
2) State from whose territory or facility a space object is launched;
(b)) the term "space object" includes component parts of the space object, as well as
and means of transport of the space object and its parts;
(c)) the term ' State of registration ' means deleting the State in whose register
is the space object registered under article II.
1. As soon as the space object launched into Earth orbit or
outside it, deleting the State registers of cosmic object by making it
be entered in the appropriate register, which for this purpose. Each
deleting the State shall inform the Secretary-General of the United
Nations on the establishment of such a register.
2. If the deletion of the cosmic object involved two or more States
they decide together which of them object. 1 of this
Article registers. Taking into account the provisions of article VIII of the
The Treaty on the principles of the activities of States in the research and exploitation of space
space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, without, however,
prejudikovaly the relevant agreements concluded or forthcoming between
vypouštějícími States of the jurisdiction and control of the space object and its
3. the content of each register and the conditions under which it will be conducted,
Decides the State registration alone.
1. The Secretary-General of the United Nations to maintain a register, in
which the written information supplied under article IV.
2. all data entered in the Register shall be fully and freely accessible.
1. each State shall provide to the Secretary General of the organization registration
the United Nations, as soon as possible, the following information about each space
the object that was written to the register:
and the name of the State or vypouštějícího);
(b) the distinguishing character of the space) of the object or its registration
(c)) date and territory or place of release;
d) basic information about the orbit, including:
1) times circulation,
2) inclination of the tracks,
(e) General function of the space object).
2. the State registration may from time to time to provide to the Secretary-General
The United Nations for more information on space objects
entered in its register.
3. the State of registration shall notify the Secretary-General of the United
Nations, to the greatest possible extent and as soon as practicable, of space
the objects for which the previously filed information and which were, but are no longer
in orbit around the Earth.
If the space object launched into orbit around the Earth or
her character or the registration number of the registration in accordance with article IV, paragraph 1. 1B)
or both, the State of registration shall notify the Secretary General of this
the fact to be given to the information about this cosmic object by
Article IV. In this case, writes the Secretary General of the Organization
This communication to the United Nations Register.
In the event that the application of the provisions of this Convention will not allow the Contracting State
identify the cosmic object that he, or any of its
natural or legal persons to caused the damage, or that raises
danger or could cause harm to, the other Contracting States,
in particular, States which have space monitoring and tracking facilities,
the greatest extent of the direct application of that Contracting State, or of the application
made on its behalf by the Secretary-General for assistance in
the identification of the space object under fair and reasonable terms and conditions.
A State party which requests such assistance, it passes to the fullest
the extent of information about the nature and circumstances of the event that it
led to the submission of the application. Conditions and details, under which such
aid is granted, shall be agreed by the parties, which it refers to.
1. references to the States contained in this Convention other than articles VII through XII,
apply to any international intergovernmental organization which conducts
space activities if the organization declares that it accepts the rights and
the obligations envisaged in this Convention and if a majority of Member States
This organization are parties to the Convention and the Treaty on the principles of activity
States in research and use of outer space, including the Moon and
other celestial bodies.
2. the Member States of any such organization which are parties to this
Convention, it shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that
the Organization shall make a declaration referred to in the preceding paragraph.
1. this Convention is open for signature by all States at the headquarters of the organisation
the United Nations in New York. Any State which does not sign this Convention
before in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article shall enter into force, it can
2. this Convention is subject to ratification of the signatárních States. Instrument of ratification
documents and instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the
Of the United Nations.
3. this Convention shall enter into force between the States which have deposited instruments of ratification
of the Charter, after the deposit of the fifth instrument of ratification with the Secretary-General
Of the United Nations.
4. For States whose instruments of ratification or instrument of accession will be
saved until after the Convention takes effect shall be paid from the date
deposit of their instrument of ratification or instrument of accession.
5. The Secretary-General will immediately inform all signatární and
acceding States of the date of each signature, the date of deposit of each
instrument of ratification or instrument of accession to this Convention, on the date of
its entry into force and other notices.
Any State which is a party to this Convention may propose amendments to this
Of the Convention. Changes will be effective for any Contracting State to which these
the changes will, from the time when they will be accepted by a majority of the Contracting States,
and then for each of the other Contracting State the date on which it accepts.
Ten years after this Convention shall enter into force, the question of the revision of the
This Convention included in the provisional agenda of the General Assembly
The United Nations, in order to assess, in the light of the current
the implementation of this Convention, whether it requires revision. However, at any time after the
The Convention will be in force for five years, at the request of one third of the States,
that are parties to this Convention, and, with the consent of the majority of the
States, shall convene a Conference of Contracting States for the revision of this Convention. This
the revision will take account of the development of appropriate techniques, including the identification
of space objects.
Any State which is a party to this Convention, may notify the
the Secretary-General of the United Nations its arguments
A year later, when the Convention enters into force. This statement shall be effective
a year from the date of receipt of this notification.
This Convention, of which the English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and
Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the
Secretary-General of the United Nations, who shall transmit duly authenticated
copies to all signatories and acceding States.
In witness whereof the undersigned have signed, after appropriate mandate their
Governments have signed this Convention, opened for signature in New York on 14 June 2005. January