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Title: Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Space
Alternative Title(s): Rescue and Return of Astronauts Agreement
Rescue Agreement
Available From: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SpaceLaw/rescue.html
http://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/research/space-law/rescue-agreement
Conclusion Date: 1968-04-22
Entry Into Force Date: 1968-12-03
Description: The Agreement provides that States shall take all possible steps to rescue and assist astronauts in distress and promptly return them to the launching State. It also provides that that States shall, upon request, provide assistance to launching States in recovering space objects that return to Earth outside the territory of the Launching State.
Legal Citation: 19 UST 7570; 672 UNTS 119; 7 ILM 149 (1968)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Air, Space & Water > Space
Keywords: space
Language(s): Arabic
Chinese
English
French
Russian
Spanish
Document Creator: United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Site Administrator: Office for Outer Space Affairs
oosa@unvienna.org


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