United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Selected Examples of Bilateral and Multilateral Agreements Governing Space Activities

 

Disintegration of COSMOS 954 over Canadian territory in 1978
 
Protocol between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
 
Done on April 2, 1981

The Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, have agreed as follows:

 

Article I

The Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics shall pay to the Government of Canada the sum of three million Canadian dollars (C$ 3,000,000.00) in full and final settlement of all matters connected with the disintegration of the Soviet satellite Cosmos 954 in January 1978.

 

Article II

The Government of Canada shall accept the payment of the sum of three million Canadian dollars (C$ 3,000,000.00) in full and final settlement of all those matters referred to in Article I hereof, including the claim advanced by Canada in this respect.

 

Article III

This Protocol shall enter into force on the date of signature

 

In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Protocol. Done in duplicate at Moscow this second day of April 1981, in the English, French and Russian languages, all texts being equally authentic.

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