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flight shall reimburse NASA an amount which is the sum of:
(i) The product of the customer's Shuttle charge factor and the oneshift-operation dedicated flight price of a 1-day Spacelab mission.
(ii) The price for the use of the pallet (or FMDM/MPESS) selected (including all necessary mission-independent Spacelab equipment).
(iii) The price for all optional services provided.
(g) Complete pallet. (1) A complete Spacelab pallet is one which is sold to a single customer but flies with other Spacelab elements on a NASA or NASA-designated Spacelab flight and shares the common standard Spacelab services, e.g., shares an igloo with other pallets.
(2) In addition to a pro rata share of the standard services listed in paragraph (i) of this section, the following standard services are provided to customers of complete pallets and form the basis for the standard flight price.
(i) The pallet's pro rata share of standard Shuttle services, where the basis of proration shall be the customer's Shuttle load factor as defined in $ 1214.813(f)(1).
(ii) A pro rata share of 7 days of twoshift on-orbit operations, where the basis of proration shall be the customer's Shuttle load factor.
(iii) Mission destination selected by NASA in consultation with the customer.
(iv) Assignment, with the customer's concurrence, to a Spacelab flight designated by NASA.
(V) Launch date established by NASA.
(vi) A pro rata share of the on-orbit payload operations time of two NASAfurnished mission specialists, where the basis of proration shall be the customer's Shuttle load factor.
(vii) Use of the entire volume above à pallet.
(3) Users contracting for complete pallet flights shall reimburse NASA an amount which is the sum of:
(1) The product of the customer's Shuttle charge factor and the twoshift-operation dedicated flight price of a 7-day Spacelab mission. The dedi. cated flight price for a 7-day complete pallet mission is the sum of the dedi
cated flight price for a 1-day two-shift mission and the charge for 6 extra days of two-shift on-obit operation.
(ii) The price for the use of a complete pallet, including all necessary mission-independent Spacelab equipment.
(iii) The price for all optional services provided.
(h) Shared element. (1) A shared element is a Spacelab pallet or module which:
(i) Is shared by two or more customers on a NASA-designated Spacelab flight.
(ii) Shares common standard Spacelab services with other Spacelab elements on the same flight.
(2) In aditional to a pro rata share of the standard services listed in paragraph (i) of this section, the following standard services are provided to customers of shared elements and form the basis for the standard flight price:
(i) For shared pallets, a pro rata share of the standard services provided by a pallet. The basis of proration shall be the customer's Spacelab load fraction as defined in $ 1214.813(g)(1)(i).
(ii) For shared modules, a pro rata share of the standard services provided by a long module flown on a dedicated-Shuttle Spacelab flight. The basis of proration shall be the customer's Spacelab load fraction as defined in $ 1214.813(g)(1)(ii). The type of pressurized module actually used to meet a customer's requirement for a shared module shall be determined by NASA subsequent to contract negotiations.
(iii) A pro rata share of the element's share of standard Shuttle services, where the basis for proration shall be the customer's Spacelab load fraction.
(iv) A pro rata share of 7 days of two-shift on-orbit operations, where the basis of proration shall be the customer's Shuttle load factor as defined in 8 1214.813(g)(1).
(v) Mission destination selected by NASA in consultation with the customer.
(vi) Assignment, with the customer's concurrence, to a Spacelab flight designated by NASA.
(vii) Launch date established by trol facility via the basic STS OperNASA.
ational Instrumentation (OI) teleme(viii) A pro rata share of the on-orbit try system. operations time of two NASA-fur. (12) Use of NASA-furnished standnished mission specialists, where the ard payload monitoring and control fabasis of proration shall be the custom cilities. . er's Shuttle load factor.
(13) Voice communications between (3) Customers contracting for personnel operating the customer's shared-element flight shall reimburse payload and a NASA-designated pay. NASA an amount which is the sum of:
load monitoring and control facility. (i) The product of the customer's (14) NASA payload safety review.' Shuttle charge factor and the two
(15) NASA support of payload design shift operation dedicated flight price reviews. 1 of a 7-day Spacelab mission. The dedi
(j) Typical optional Spacelab servcated flight price for a 7-day shared
ices. The following are typical optional element mission is the sum of the
Spacelab services: dedicated flight price for a 1-day two
(1) Use of special payload support shift-mission and the charge for 6
equipment, e.g., instrument pointing extra days of two-shift on-orbit oper
(2) Vandenberg Air Force Base (ii) The product of the customer's
(VAFB) launch. element charge factor and the price for the use of the Spacelab element
(3) Nonstandard mission destination.
(4) Additional time on orbit. being used, including all necessary mission-independent Spacelab equip
(5) Mission-independent training, ment.
use of, and accommodations for all (iii) The price for all optional serv
flight personnel in excess of five. ices provided.
(6) Mission-dependent training of all (1) Common standard Spacelab serv
NASA-furnished personnel and ices. The following standard Spacelab
backups. services are common to all Spacelab
(7) Analytical and/or hands-on inteflights:
gration (and de-integration) of the (1) Use of Shuttle 1 and Spacelab customer's payload into racks and/or hardware.
onto pallets. (2) Spacelab interface analysis.
(8) Unique integration or testing re(3) Kennedy Space Center (KSC) quirements. launch.1
(9) Additional resources beyond the (4) A five-person NASA flight crew customer's pro rata share. consisting of commander, two pilots, (10) Additional experiment time or and two mission specialists.
crew time beyond the customer's pro (5) Accommodations for a five- rata share. person flight crew.
(11) Special access to and/or oper(6) Prelaunch integration and inter- ation of payloads. face verification of preassembled racks (12) Customer unique requirements and pallets (Levels III, II, and I for for; software development for the NASA-furnished Spacelab hardware; Command and Data Management SubLevel I only for customer-furnished system (CDMS) onboard computer, Spacelab hardware).
configuration of the Payload Oper(7) Shuttle i and Spacelab flight ations Control Center (POCC), and/or planning.
CDMS utilized during KSC ground (8) Payload electrical power.
processing. (9) Payload environmental control.
(13) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) (10) On-board data acquisition and services. processing services.
(14) Payload flight planning services. (11) Transmission of data to a
(15) Transmission of Spacelab data NASA-designed monitoring and con contained in the STS OI telemetry
link to a location other than a NASA1 Typical standard Shuttle services repeat designated monitoring and control faed for clarity.
(16) Transmission of Spacelab data 81214.809 Short-term call-up and accelernot contained in the STS OI telemetry ated launch. link.
The short-term call-up and acceler(17) Level III and/or Level II inte
ated launch provisions of the Shuttle gration of customer-furnished Space policy normally are not offered to lab hardware.
Spacelab customers. NASA will negoti(k) Options. The provisions of ate any such customer requirements 88 1214.102(e) and 1214.202(e) do not on an individual basis. apply to Spacelab payloads.
8 1214.810 Integration of payloads. 8 1214.805 Unforeseen customer delay.
(a) The customer shall bear the cost Should an unforeseen customer pay- of performing the following typical load problem pose a threat of delay to Spacelab-payload mission managethe Shuttle launch schedule or critical ment functions: off-line activities, NASA shall, if re- (1) Analytical design of the mission. quested by the customer, make all rea. (2) Generation of mission requiresonable efforts to prevent a delay, con- ments and their documentation in the tingent on the availability of facilities, Payload Integration Plan (PIP). equipment, and personnel. In request- (3) Provision of mission unique ing NASA to make such special ef- training and payload specialists (if apforts, the customer shall agree to re- propriate). imburse NASA the estimated addition (4) Physical integration of experial cost incurred.
ments into racks and/or onto pallets.
(5) Provision of payload unique soft8 1214.806 Premature termination of
ware for use during ground processing, Spacelab flights.
on orbit, or in POCC operations. If a dedicated-Shuttle Spacelab (6) Supporting operations. flight, a dedicated-pallet flight, or (7) Assuring the mission is safe. dedicated-FMDM/MPESS flight is (b) All physical integration (and deprematurely terminated, NASA shall integration) of payloads into racks refund the optional services charges and/or onto pallets will normally be for planned, but unused, extra days on performed at KSC by NASA. When orbit. If a complete-pallet or shared the customer provides Spacelab eleelement flight is prematurely termi ments, these physical integration acnated, NASA shall refund a pro rata tivities may be done by the customer share of the charges for planned, but at a location chosen by the customer. unused, extra days on orbit to custom
(c) With the exception of the restricers whose payload operations are, in
tions noted in paragraph (b) of this NASA's judgment, adversely affected
section, customers contracting for by such premature termination. The
dedicated-Shuttle and dedicated-pallet basis for proration shall be the cus
flights may perform the Spacelab-paytomers' Shuttle load factor.
load mission management functions
defined in paragraph (a) of this sec8 1214.807 Exceptional payloads.
tion. NASA will assist customers in the
performance of these functions, if reCustomers whose payloads qualify
quested. Charges for this service will under the NASA Exceptional Program
be based on estimated actual costs, or Selection Process shall reimburse
actual costs where appropriate, and NASA for Spacelab and Shuttle serv
will be in addition to the price for ices on the basis indicated in the Shut standard services. tle policy.
(d) For complete pallets or shared
elements, NASA will normally perform 8 1214.808 Standby payloads.
the Spacelab-payload mission manageThe standby payload provisions of ment functions listed in paragraph (a) the Shuttle policy do not apply to of this section. Charges for this service Spacelab flights.
will be based on estimated actual costs, or actual costs where appropriate, and
will be in addition to the price for (e) If more than one reflight is restandard services.
quired, no additional reflight premium (e) Integration of payload entities shall be charged. mentioned in paragraphs (b)-(d) of (f) If a payload being reflown was this section with NAS-furnished not initially covered by a reflight guar. Spacelab support systems and with antee, the reimbursements for the rethe Shuttle shall be performed by flight shall be the same as for a newlyNASA as a standard service for all scheduled launch. payloads flown on customer-furnished Spacelab elements. Customers shall be 8 1214.812 Payload specialists. available to participate as required by (a) The use of customer-furnished NASA in these levels of integration payload specialists shall be subject to Customer equipment shall be operated the approval of the NASA Administraonly to the extent necessary for inter- tor or the Administrator's designee. face verification. Customers requiring (b) Customers with payloads whose additional payload operation after de Shuttle load factor is equal to or livery of the payload to NASA shall greater than 0.5 are entitled to request negotiate such operation as an option that a customer-selected payload speal service.
cialist be flown with the customer's
payload. Dedicated-flight customers 8 1214.811 Reflight guarantee.
are entitled to request the flight of (a) During the second phase of STS two customer-selected payload specialoperations, there is no additional re- ists. flight premium for those shared-flight (c) NASA may approve the flight of Spacelab payloads which can be ac- a customer-selected payload specialist commodated on a standard Shuttle with payloads whose Shuttle load launch to 160 nmi, 28.5° as defined in factor is less than 0.5 if, in NASA's the Shuttle policy and all dedicated judgment, there is sufficient scientific flight Spacelab payloads.
need to warrant such a flight. (b) NASA and the customer may ne. (d) The standard Spacelab flight gotiate appropriate reflight provisions price is based on operation of the cus(e.g., scheduling, reflight premiums) tomer's payload by two NASA-furfor payloads not covered by paragraph nished mission specialists. Accommo(a) of this section. Otherwise, no re dations for, and mission-independent flight services shall be provided.
training of, any payload specialists (c) Reflight guarantees, if provided, and backups required for the custommust cover the customer's entire pay- er's mission shall be provided as opload.
tional services and shall be paid for by (d) Payloads covered by reflight the customer. The price for this serv. guarantees shall be entitled to a re ice shall be the same for both customflight with no charge for standard er-furnished and NASA-furnished pay. Spacelab and Shuttle services if both load specialists. the following occur:
81214.813 Computation of sharing and (1) Through no fault of the customer or defect in the customer's payload, pricing parameter
pricing parameters. Spacelab systems (i.e., data, power, (a) General. (1) Computational proand cooling) are not within nominal cedures as contained in the following specifications, as measured by NASA subparagraphs of this paragraph of at normal Spacelab monitoring points, this section shall be applied as indicatat the time of first turn-on of the cus ed. The procedure for computing tomer's payload, all as defined in the Shuttle load factor, charge factor, and Launch Services Agreement.
flight price for Spacelab payloads re(2) The customer's mission objective places the procedure contained in the is not achieved solely as a direct result Shuttle policy. of the occurrence, at the time of first (2) Shuttle charge factors as derived turn-on of the customer's payload, of herein apply to the standard mission events described in paragraph (d)(1) of destination of 160 nmi altitude, 28.5° this section.
inclination. Customers shall reimburse
NASA an optional services fee for (v) Extraordinary shapes. flights to nonstandard destinations.
The adjusted values shall be used as (3) The customer's total Shuttle
the basis for computing charge factors charge factor shall be the sum of the
and prorating services. Shuttle charge factors for the customer's individual (dedicated, complete, or
(b) Definitions used in computa
tions-(1) Lc=Chargeable payload shared) elements, with the limitation that the customer's Shuttle charge
length, m. The total length in the factor shall not exceed 1.0.
cargo bay occupied by the customer's
experiment and the Spacelab (4) Customers contracting for palletonly payloads are entitled to locate
element(s) used to carry it.
(2) Wc=The weight of the customminimal controls as agreed to by NASA in a pressurized area to be des
er's payload and the customer's pro ignated by NASA. There is no addi
rata share of the weight of NASA mistional charge for this service.
sion-peculiar equipment carried to (5) NASA shall, at its discretion,
meet the customer's needs, kg. adjust up or down the load factors and (c) Dedicated-shuttle spacelab flight load fractions calculated according to (1-day mission). The total reimbursethe procedures defined in this section. ment is as defined in g 1214.804(e)(3). Adjustments shall be made for special (d) Dedicated-pallet flight (1-day space or weight requirements which mission). (1) The Shuttle load factors include, but are not limited to:
and charge factors for dedicated-pallet (i) Sight clearances, orientation, or flights are shown in Table 1. Subject placement limits.
to other STS Spacelab structural (ii) Clearances for movable payloads. limits, customers are entitled to utilize (iii) Unusual access clearance re the payload weight capability of the quirements.
pallets as indicated in Table 1. Pay(iv) Clearances extending beyond load weights in excess of those shown the bounds of the normal element en are subject to NASA approval and may velope.
entail optional services charges.
TABLE 1-SHUTTLE LOAD FACTORS, CHARGE FACTORS, AND NOMINAL CAPACITIES FOR
* Three pallets requiring the "1+1+1" configuration shall be flown on a dedicated flight basis (See $ 1214.804(a)).