States and the Agency shall facilitate the exchange of scientific and
technical information pertaining to the fields of space research and
technology and their space applications, provided that a Member State shall
not be required to communicate any information obtained outside the Agency if
it considers that such communication would be inconsistent with the interests
of its own security or its own agreements with third parties, or the
conditions under which such information has been obtained.
contracts or entering into agreements, the Agency shall, with regard to the
resulting inventions and technical data, secure such rights as may be
appropriate for the protection of its interests, of those of the Member
States participating in the relevant programme, and of those of persons and
bodies under their jurisdiction. These rights shall include in particular the
rights of access, of disclosure, and of use. Such inventions and technical
data shall be communicated to the participating States.