Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements Governing Space Activities

Agreement between the European Space Agency and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales on the execution of the
Ariane-5 Development programme
3 October 1989



Article 1 (Purpose)

The purpose of this Agreement is to lay down, in accordance with the Declaration and implementing rules referred to in the preamble, the cooperation arrangements between the Agenda and CNES for the execution of the Ariane-5 development programme.


Article 13 (Liability)

1. Each party bear the cost of compensation for damage or injury of any kind sustained by its personnel as a result of activities within the framework of this Agreement, even where the other party is responsible for such damage or injury, except, however, in the event of gross negligence by that party or its personnel. Each party shall further guarantee the other party against any claims and legal actions that might be brought by the victim, his heirs or the social security system concerned in such cases.

2. The provisions of paragraph 1 above shall similarly apply to any kind of damage caused by the personnel of the parties to the property of the parties themselves.

3. The provisions of the foregoing paragraphs of this Article shall not prejudice the rights and actions of the parties of this Agreement against third parties.



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