||The Partners agree that the Canadian Space
Agency (hereinafter "CSA") for the Government of Canada,
the European Space Agency (hereinafter "ESA") for the European
Governments, the Russian Space Agency (hereinafter "RSA")
for Russia, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(hereinafter "NASA") for the United States and shall be
the Cooperating Agencies responsible for implementing Space Station
cooperation. The Government of Japan's Cooperating Agency designation
for implementing Space Station cooperation shall be made in the Memorandum
of Understanding between NASA and Government of Japan referred to
in paragraph 2 below.
||The Cooperating Agencies shall implement
Space Station cooperation in accordance with the relevant provisions
of this Agreement, the respective Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)
between NASA and CSA, NASA and ESA, NASA and the Government of Japan,
and NASA and RSA concerning cooperation on the civil international
Space Station, and arrangements between or among NASA and the other
Cooperating Agencies implementing the MOUs (implementing arrangements).
The MOUs shall be subject to this Agreement, and the implementing
arrangements shall be subject to this Agreement, and the implementing
arrangements shall be consistent with and subject to the MOUs.
||Where a provision of an MOU sets forth rights
or obligations accepted by a Cooperating Agency (or, in the case of
Japan, the Government of Japan) not a party to that MOU, such provision
may not be amended without the written consent of that Cooperating
Agency (or, in the case of Japan, the Government of Japan).