Article X: Access to Technology and Assistance by NASA|
2. Joint definition of areas
The two parties shall provide for the earliest possible joint definition of areas in which help in the procurement of hardware and technical assistance from US Government Agencies or nationals may be required.
3. Form of assistance
In providing such help to ESRO as may be agreed, NASA may respond on an in-house basis or may refer ESRO and/or its contractors to US contractors. NASA reserves the right to arrange for such assistance in the form of hardware, rather than know-how.
4. Quality control and acceptance
Where ESRO needs to procure US hardware, NASA agrees to use its good offices in connection with arranging the services of US quality control and acceptance and cost control and auditing personnel in US plants where available and appropriate.
5. Facilitation of export licenses
Early advance notification of contemplated ESRO procurements of US hardware or technology, including know-how, will facilitate assistance by NASA in connection with arrangements for export licenses consistent with applicable US laws and regulations.
6. Use of US facilities
Where it is jointly determined that it is appropriate and necessary for the conduct of the cooperative programme, NASA will use its good offices in connection with arranging for the use of US Government or contractors' facilities by ESRO and/or its contractors.