United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space: Travaux Préparatoires

Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space

Overview:

The present web page contains a collection of official records of negotiations for the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts, and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 2345 (XXII), opened for signature on 22 April 1968, entered into force on 3 December 1968.

The documentation is organized by series symbol, and within each series, it is listed chronologically, covering the years from 1962 to 1967, inclusive. A spreadsheet version of the list of sources is available here, enabling the user to sort the documents by date or by document symbol.

The collections consist of various types of documents that bear different symbols. An explanation of these symbols is available here.

How to Use the Tool:

Many documents are reproduced in the reports of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal Subcommittee. In these instances the spreadsheet indicates which documents are reproduced and in which report.

The hyperlink on the page dedicated to an individual legal instrument brings the user to the reports, each of which contains internal bookmarks that direct the user to the location of the relevant documents within the report.

Disclaimer:

This collection of documents is a work in progress. For those documents that are not yet available on the website, the hyperlink to the PDF will not be active.

As of July 2014, documents relevant to the following United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space are available online:

  • Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies;
  • Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts, and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space;
  • Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects;
  • Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space; and
  • Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space.

Currently, the Office for Outer Space Affairs is making only English language versions of these documents available. Due to technical reasons, some documents may have missing pages or have sections that are illegible. As work progresses, the Office will endeavor to improve the quality of the scanned documents.

Document Symbol

Year

Description

Available Languages

 
Documents
Series: A/AC.105/C.2/***
A/AC.105/C.2/2 1962 Conventions and International Agreements on rescue of and assistance to aircarft and vessels in distress and their personnel     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/AC.105/C.2/L.***
A/AC.105/C.2/L.2 1962 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.2/Rev. 1 1962 USSR: Revised draft agreement on the rescue of astronauts in the event of accident or emergency landing     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.2/Rev.2 1962 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.2/Rev.2/Corr.1 1962 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.2/Rev.2/Corr.2 1962 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.3 1962 USA: draft proposal on assistance to and return of space vehicles and personnel     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.9 1964 USA:proposal; international agreement on assistance to and return of astronauts and objects launched into outer space     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.9/Corr. 1 1964 USA:proposal; international agreement on assistance to and return of astronauts and objects launched into outer space     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.11 1965 List of documents issued as of 20 September 1965 relating to assistance to and return of astronauts and space objects and liability for damage caused by objects launched into outer space     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.18 1967 USSR: Revised draft agreementon the rescue of astronauts in the event of accident or emergency landing     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.20 1967 Assistance to and return of astronauts and space objects: revised Australian-Canadian proposal submitted as a working paper     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.21 1967 Italy: proposal concerning notification of accidents     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.23 1967 Argentina: proposal on agreement on assistance to and rescue of astronauts     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.28 1967 Draft agreement on the rescue of astronauts, the return of astronauts and the return of objects launched into outer space     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/L.28/Rev. 1 1967 Draft agreement on the rescue of astronauts, the return of astronauts and the return of objects launched into outer space     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/AC.105/C.2/WP.***
A/AC.105/C.2/WP.1 1964 Complete table of provisions contained in proposal by USSR, USA, Australia and Canada on assistance to and return of astronauts     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/WP.1/Rev.1 1964 Complete table of provisions contained in proposal by USSR, USA, Australia and Canada on assistance to and return of astronauts     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/WP.1/Rev.2 1964 Complete table of provisions contained in proposal by USSR, USA, Australia and Canada on assistance to and return of astronauts     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/WP.1/Rev. 3 1964 Complete table of provisions contained in proposal by USSR, USA, Australia and Canada on assistance to and return of astronauts     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/AC.105/***
A/AC.105/6 1962 LSC, Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/12 1963 LSC, Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/12/Annex I (B) 1963 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/12/Annex I (C) 1963 USA: draft proposal on assistance to and return of space vehicles and personnel     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19 1964 LSC, Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I 1964 Proposals and amendments     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/1 1964 Australia: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/2 1964 United Kingdom: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/3 1964 Austria: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/4 1964 Japan: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/5 1964 Lebanon: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/6 1964 Austria: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/7 1964 Lebanon: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/8 1964 Canada: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/9 1964 Japan: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/10 1964 Italy: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/11 1964 Australia:Text suggested     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/12 1964 USSR: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/13 1964 United Kingdom: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/14 1964 Japan: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/15 1964 Proposals and Amendments before Working Group     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/17 1964 Australia and Canada: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/18 1964 Italy: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/19 1964 Italy: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/20 1964 Sweden: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/22 1964 France     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/23 1964 Japan: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/19/Annex I - WG.1/21 1964 France     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21 1964 LSC Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I 1964 Proposals and Amendments     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/24 1964 Argentina: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/26 1964 Lebanon: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/27 1964 USA: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/28 1964 France: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/29 1964 Australia and UK: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/30 1964 Australia and Canada: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/31 1964 USSR: Addition to USSR draft     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex I - WG 1/32 1964 Japan: Amendment     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex III 1964 Text of certain provisions of a draft agreement on assistance to and return of personnel and spacecraft, on which preliminary agreement was reached by the informal working party of the Subcommittee     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Annex IV 1964 Summary of views expressed in Working Groups I and II     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Add. I 1964 LSC, Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/21/Add. II - Part I 1965 LSC, Report     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29 1961 LSC, Report, 4th Session     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29/Annex I 1965 Proposals and Amendments     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29/Annex I - WG 1/33 1965 USA: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29/Annex I - WG 1/34 1965 USSR: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29/Annex I - WG 1/35 1965 USA: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/29/Annex I - WG 1/36 1965 Lebanon and Mexico: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37 1967 LSC, Report, 6th Session     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I 1967 Proposals and Amendments     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/37 1967 Canada: Proposal submitted as WP     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/38 1967 Text agreed by Working Group     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/38/Corr. 1 1967 Text agreed by Working Group     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/38/Corr. 2 1967 Text agreed by Working Group     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/39 1967 Text preliminary agreed by Working Group     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/40 1967 USA and United Kingdom: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/41 1967 Australia, Canada, USSR: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/41/Corr. 1 1967 Australia, Canada, USSR: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/42 1967 United Kingdom: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/42/Corr. 1 1967 United Kingdom: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/43 1967 Canada: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/44 1967 Australia, Canada, USA: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/37/Annex I - WG. 1/45 1967 Australia, Canada, USA: Proposal     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/43 1967 LSC Report     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/AC.105/L.***
A/AC.105/L.3 1962 USSR: draft international agreement on the rescue of astronauts and spaceships making emergency landings     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/L.4 1962 USA: draft proposal on assistance to and return of space vehicles and personnel     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/L.6 1962 UAR: code of international co-operation in the peaceful uses of outer space     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/***
A/5181 1962 COPUOS, Report     PDF-E      
A/5549 1963 COPUOS, Report     PDF-E      
A/5549/Add.1 1963 COPUOS, Report     PDF-E      
A/6042 1965 COPUOS Report - 7th session     PDF-E      
A/6804 1967 COPUOS, Report     PDF-E      
A/6804/Add.1 1967 COPUOS, Report     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/RES/***
A/RES/2222 (XXI) 1966 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly at its 1640th plenary meeting     PDF-E      
 
Official Records of Meetings
Series: A/AC.105/C.2/SR.***
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.4 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.5 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.6 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.7 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.8 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.9 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.10 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.11 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.12 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.13 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.14 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.15 1962 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.16 1963 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.29 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.30 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.31 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.32 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.33 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.34 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.35 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.36 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.37 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/ C.2/SR.38 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.39 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.40 1964 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.41 1966 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.42 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.43 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.44 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.45 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.46 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.47 1965 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.76 1967 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.84 1967 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.85 1967 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.86 1968 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.87 1968 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.88 1968 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/C.2/SR.89 1968 LSC, Summary Records     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/AC.105/PV.***
A/AC.105/PV.10 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.11 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.12 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.13 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.14 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.15 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.16 1963 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.28 1964 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.29 1964 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.30 1964 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.31 1964 COPUOS, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.37 1966 COPUOS Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.38 1966 COPUOS Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.39 1966 COPUOS Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.40 1966 COPUOS Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.47 1967 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.48 1967 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.49 1967 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.50 1967 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.51 1967 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/AC.105/PV.52 1968 COPUOS, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/C.1/SR.***
A/C.1/SR.1343 1963 FCGA, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/SR.1344 1963 FCGA, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/SR.1345 1963 FCGA, Verbatim Records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/SR.1421 1965 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/C.1/PV.***
A/C.1/PV.1497 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/PV.1498 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/PV.1499 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/PV.1500 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/PV.1501 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
A/C.1/PV.1502 1967 FCGA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
 
Series: A/PV.***
A/PV.1640 1967 GA, Verbatim records     PDF-E      
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