A comprehensive cross-waiver of liability
between the two Parties and their related entities (e.g., contractors,
subcontractors, and other participating entities associated with the Parties
including any state from which RSA procures a launch to carry out its
obligations under this agreement) shall apply to the activities under this
agreement. The cross-waiver of liability shall be broadly construed. The terms
of the waiver are set out in Annex 2.
Except as provided in Annex 2, the
Government of the United States and the Government of the Russian Federation
will remain liable in accordance with the Convention on International Liability
for Damage Caused by Space Objects (the "Liability Convention") of March 29,
1972. In the event of a claim arising out of the Liability Convention, the
governments will consult promptly on any potential liability, on any
apportionment of such liability, and on the defense of such claim.