The Web Portal of ESA's Navigation Support Office presents news and information on its activities and on its scientific data and products. The Web Portal offers scientists as well as the general public the possibility to learn all about ESA's Navigation Support Office, its activities and its specialised scientific data and products.

The Web Portal can be used as defined in the Terms and Conditions applicable for ESA's Web Portal. The general terms and conditions are supplemented by the terms and conditions defining the utilisation of the data and products provided by the ESA's Navigation Support Office.

Terms and conditions for the utilisation of data and products provided by ESA's Navigation Support Office

As described on its web page, ESA's Navigation Support Office provides different scientific data and products. The terms and conditions for the utilisation of these data and products are specified in the following. These conditions apply irrespective of whether the data and products have been retrieved directly from the ESA server or via a proxy.

Availability and Accuracy

Neither ESA nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering data and products shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of the use of the data and products. ESA does not guarantee the accuracy and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from their use.

Though ESA uses the best technical standards for quality control, data and products provided via this website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We would be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users use the products at their own risk. ESA does not warrant that the services will be uninterrupted or error free or that the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. ESA may change data and products without prior notice.

Intellectual Property Rights

The user has to

  • acknowledge the full title and ownership, including all derived rights, by ESA of all ESA data.

  • to clearly mark all ESA data and analysed information, irrespective of the form in which it is produced), as follows: © ESA (year of reception).

  • guarantees respect of ESA’s intellectual property rights and reports any evidence of unlawful use, including such of third parties, immediately to ESA in writing.

ESA’s title and copyright of data shall not prevent recognition of copyright in favour of user which may arise as a result of the latter’s own interpretation of ESA processed data, inputs of data or knowledge from other sources. In case of emergence of own intellectual property rights from direct utilisation of ESA data, the user grants ESA free of charge, an irrevocable and non-exclusive license to use such intellectual property in the field of space research and technology. The user informs ESA of applications for patents or similar forms of legal protection for such intellectual property within two months from the filing date. ESA treats such information as confidential during a period of eighteen months following original application, unless published before the expiration of this period by the user.