Brazil: Ratification of Outer Space Treaty

State Brazil
Treaty Outer Space Treaty
Action Type Ratification
Depositary Government of the United States of America
Date 5 March 1969

The instrument of ratification of the Treaty by Brazil was accompanied by a note from the Brazilian Embassy, dated March 5, 1969, an unofficial translation of which, provided by the Brazilian Embassy, reads as follows:

“The Brazilian Embassy presents its compliments to the Department of State and has the honor to forward herewith the instrument of ratification by the Brazilian Government of the Treaty on principles regulating the activities of the Countries in the exploration and use of cosmic space, to be deposited with the Government of the United States of America, according to the terms of Article XIV, paragraph 2, of same Treaty.

“2.  The Brazilian Embassy, upon depositing the aforementioned instrument, kindly requests the Department of State to take note and inform the signatory countries of the following declaration of the Brazilian Government:

‘The Brazilian Government interprets Article 10 of the Treaty as a declared recognition that the granting of tracking facilities by the parties of the Treaty shall depend upon agreement between the concerned Countries.’

“3.  The Brazilian Embassies in London and Moscow, on this same date, are forwarding other copies of the enclosed instrument of ratification of the above mentioned Treaty.

“The Brazilian Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Department of State the assurances of its highest consideration.”

Other Actions Signature on deposit with London — 2 February 1967
Ratification on deposit with London — 5 March 1969
Ratification on deposit with Moscow — 5 March 1969
Signature on deposit with Moscow — 30 January 1967
Signature on deposit with Washington — 2 February 1967