- The Secretary of State
- The Secretary of Defense
- The Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- The Secretary of Commerce
- The Director, Office of Telecommunications Policy
- International Space Cooperation - Technology and Launch Assistance
The President has reviewed the third study prepared in response to NSSM 72 as forwarded by the Chairman of the NSC Under Secretaries Committee on June 12, 1972. The President has approved:
- —The statement of objectives at Attachment 1 as the basis for international cooperation in space activities.
- —The directive on technology transfer at Attachment 2, which, insofar as it applies to communications satellite technology, will become effective only upon the entry into force of the definitive Intelsat agreements.
The President has also decided that the U.S. will extend to all friendly countries and International organizations the position on launch assistance adopted in the case of member countries of the European Space Conference (Attachment 3).
Effective upon entry into force of the definitive Intelsat agreements, NSAM 354 and paragraphs 2, 4, 5 and 6 of NSAM 338 are hereby rescinded.[Page 2]
An ad hoc committee is hereby established to review the implementation of these decisions. This committee will be chaired by the Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council, and will include members from the staffs of the National Security Council, the Office of Science and Technology, and the Council on International Economic Policy.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–236, NSDM 187 (1 of 2). Confidential; Noforn. Copies were sent to the Director of the Office of Science and Technology, the Executive Secretary of National Aeronautics and Space Council, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, and the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Printed from a revised copy circulated on September 12. For Nixon’s announcement of the policy on October 9, see the Department of State Bulletin, November 6, 1972, pp. 533–534.↩
- The President outlined objectives guiding international cooperation in space activities, approved polices governing the transfer of space technology, and promulgated guidelines for the provision of launch assistance to foreign governments or business entities.↩