Memorandum of Understanding on a Joint Program of Experimentation and Evaluation Using an Aeronautical Satellite Capability between the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, the European Space Research Organisation (ESRO), and the Government of Canada.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C
An international Memorandum of Understanding MOU on the JOINT AEROSAT EVALUATION PROGRAM was signed by the FAA Administrator on May 9, 1974 and by the Acting Director-General of ESRO and the Canadian Ambassador to France on August 2, 1974. The MOU package includes the MOU document 18 pp., related exchange of correspondence 4 pp., and two integral Annexes 38 and 7 pp. each. The MOU consists of 18 articles which define objectives and organization of major elements of the program specify financing policies, satellite deployment, utilization of AEROSAT capability, exchange of test results, and rationale for broadening participation by other Sovereign States and provide for MOU termination, MOU amendment, procedures for handling disputes and exemption from taxes and customs duties. The exchange of correspondence between FAA and ESRO is concerned with the meaning and scope of the MOU. The major Annex contains the AEROSAT Performance Specification, which assumes the use of L-band between satellites and aircraft. The minor Annex defines the Added Experimental Capability this is intended to provide FAA with a direct comparison between VHF communication channels and L-band communication channels.