Russian President Approves Ratification of Russian-Chinese Agreement on Notification of Missile and Rocket Launches

November 8, 2010 at 9:03 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Roscosmos

The Federal Law ratifies the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on notification of launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, signed in Beijing on October 13, 2009.

The agreement’s purpose is to establish a reciprocal notification mechanism for planned and executed launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles in Russia and China in order to avoid any unclear and unforeseen situations.

Information on launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles will be exchanged on a confidential basis.

Notification will be given for launches of ballistic missiles of a range of more than 2,000 km in the direction of either of the signatories.

The agreement sets the deadlines and validity periods for notification, and also the list of data to be provided.
The Federal Law ratifies the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on notification of launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, signed in Beijing on October 13, 2009.

The agreement’s purpose is to establish a reciprocal notification mechanism for planned and executed launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles in Russia and China in order to avoid any unclear and unforeseen situations.

Information on launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles will be exchanged on a confidential basis.

Notification will be given for launches of ballistic missiles of a range of more than 2,000 km in the direction of either of the signatories.

The agreement sets the deadlines and validity periods for notification, and also the list of data to be provided.

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