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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON LAUNCHING OF SATELLITE [1975] INTSer 16

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON LAUNCHING OF SATELLITE

Moscow; 22 April 1975

In compliance with the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation between the USSR and the Republic of India, to further the Cooperation between the two countries in the investigation and use of outer Space for peaceful purposes and based on the experience of preparing and launching of the first Indian Scientific Satellite, the Academy of Sciences, USSR and the Indian Space Research Organisation

AGREED upon the following :

1. Academy of Sciences, USSR (AS-USSR) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will accomplish the launching of the modified second flight Model of the first Indian Satellite in 1977-78. The scientific payload details will be agreed upon later by the two sides after discussion by the specialists. 2. For realisation of this joint project, ISRO will :

PRESENT, within three months of signing this Agreement, a detailed time schedule for the Project which will be discussed and mutually agreed upon by the specialists of both sides;

UNDERTAKE to carry out the necessary modifications to the Second Flight Model and carry out all the tests on the modified Satellite;

DELIVER the Satellite as well as the necessary auxiliary equipment and technical documentation in Moscow.

The Academy of Sciences, USSR will :

PROVIDE a Soviet Rocket Carrier as well as launch facilities;

TAKE necessary measures to put the Satellite into an agreed orbit and time.

ARRANGE for the participation of Indian specialists in preparing the satellite for the launch from the Soviet Cosmodrome;

PROVIDE for the onward transportation of the satellite and the auxiliary equipment from Moscow to the Cosmodrome;

PROVIDE to ISRO the Solar Panels, Chemical Batteries, Tape Recorders, Thermal Points and Spin-up system fabricated for the Second Flight Model of the first Indian Satellite.

PROVIDE the Ground Station at Bearís Lake for receiving the information and monitoring the Second Indian Scientific Satellite.

3. In implementing the above mentioned project, there will be no exchange of funds and each side will bear the expenses to meet its obligations including the deputation of specialists. However, the deputation of specialists of both countries may be accomplished on the basis of equivalent exchange by agreement of both parties.

4. For solving concrete technical problems, it will be necessary to establish a Joint Working Group. Members of this group would be decided by mutual agreement between the two sides. Each side will nominate a Project Director who will be responsible for execution of his obligations. The Working Group will carry out its duties under the guidance of the AS-USSR and ISRO.

5. The scientific and technical results of any joint work performed in this project will be the property of the parties to the present Agreement. After agreement by both parties such information, as agreed upon, will be made available to the World Scientific Community. This Agreement will enter into force upon signature by both sides.

EXECUTED at Moscow in duplicate, in the Russian and English languages, both being equally authentic, this twenty-second day of April 1975.

For the Indian Space Research Organisation,
Government of India.
S. DHAWAN
Chairman, ISRO

For the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
M. V. KELYSHS
President
Academy of Sciences, USSR


India Bilateral

Ministry of External Affairs, India


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