The Comissao Nacional de Atividades Espaciais (CNAE) of the United States of Brazil and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States of America reaffirm their desire to conduct space research projects of mutual interest for peaceful scientific purposes.
Accordingly, CNAE and NASA agree to conduct a series of scientific sounding rocket flights from the Barreira do Inferno range near Natal, Brazil, to sample the radiation dose rates in the vicinity of the South Atlantic Anomaly. The unique aspects of the South Atlantic Anomaly Region allow these data to be obtained by launching an electron energy spectrometer and other radiation detection instruments to an approximate altitude of 550 statute miles by means of a Black Brant IV sounding rocket. The data returned will allow scientists to examine the dynamics of the inner radiation belts, and will be useful in safeguarding astronauts conducting low altitude, low inclination, Earth orbital missions.
To carry out this project, CNAE and NASA agree to use their best efforts as follows:
1. NASA Responsibilities:
Each agency will bear the cost of discharging its respective responsibilities, including personnel, travel and subsistence costs.
 Each agency agrees to designate a Project Manager to be responsible for coordinating the agreed functions and responsibilities of each agency with the other in the implementation of this agreement. Copies of all correspondence between project managers will be forwarded to the NASA Office of International Affairs, and, if desired, to a comparable office in CNAE.
The raw data obtained will be available both to CNAE and NASA. First publication rights will reside with the principal experimenter for one year after launch. Following a period of one year, records or copies of reduced data will be deposited with the National Space Sciences Data Center and listed with the appropriate World Data Center. Such records will then be made available to interested scientists, upon reasonable request, by the World Data Center or other selected depository. Results of the experiment will be made available to the scientific community in general through publication in appropriate journals or other established channels.
Each agency may release public information regarding its own portion of the project, as desired, and insofar as the participation of the other agency is concerned, after suitable coordination.
In the event of damage arising from activities under this cooperative agreement, under the principles of the Treaty Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, and international law; CNAE and NASA agree to consult promptly.
For the Comissao Nacional de Atividades Espaciais
For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration