The Co-operation Agreement

Europe

ESA has entered into this agreement in 2002 with a number of industries in order to provide payload development support, and a few non-space entities in order to provide ancillary services (e.g. IPR legal advice, insurance cover) to the ISS commercial users. The last entity to join the agreement was the insurance company Marsh SA in May 2007.

The Partners of the Co-operation Agreement perform two types of activities:

  • 'General promotion activities', aimed at heightening the public awareness of the ISS and of the inherent benefits of the ISS in particular as a microgravity R&D laboratory.

  • 'Promotion support activities', provide a range of ground-based facilities, resources and services under discount conditions, to help customers realising their project.

The Industrial Partners of the Co-operation Agreement

Altec

Altec

Website: http://www.spacegate-altec.it

BEOS Space Operators

BEOS Space Operators

Website: http://www.beos-space.de

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird

Website: http://www.twobirds.com

Bradford

Bradford

Website: http://www.bradford-space.com

Dutch Space

Dutch Space

Website: http://www.dutchspace.nl

EADS

EADS Space Transportation

Website: http://www.eads.net

Kayser Threde

Kayser Threde

Website: http://www.kayser-threde.de

KBP

Kesberg, Bütfering & Partner

Website: http://www.kbp-bonn.de

Marsh

Marsh

Website: http://www.marsh.com

Oerlikon Space

Oerlikon Space

Website: http://www.oerlikon.com/space

OHB System

OHB System

Website: http://www.ohb-system.de

Thales Alenia Spazio

Thales Alenia Spazio

Website: http://www.thalesonline.com/space

Last update: 19 September 2007

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