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(3) Total reimbursement. The customer's total reimbursement is as defined in 1214.804(f)(3).

(f) Complete pallets (7-day mission). (1) The Shuttle load factor and charge factor for a complete pallet are 0.198 and 0.228, respectively, and its payload weight capability is 2,583 kg. Subject to other STS or Spacelab structural limits, customers are entitled to utilize this payload weight capability. Payload weight in excess of 2,583 kg is subject to NASA approval and may entail optional service charges.

(2) Total reimbursement. The customer's total reimbursement is as defined in g 1214.804(g)(3).

(g) Shared elements (7-day mission)–(1) Spacelab load fractions and

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(2) Shuttle charge factors and element charge factors for pressurized modules. Shuttle charge factors and element charge factors are identical and are defined as follows:

Greater than 0.75 ............ 1.0.

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(5) Total reimbursement. (i) The customer's total reimbursement is as defined in g 1214.804(h)(3).

(ii) If a customer contracts for portions of more than one element, the charges for the use of the elements shall apply individually to each element used.

(6) Experiment volume in the pressurized module is defined to be the sum of the customer's payload volume in racks and in the center aisle.

(i) Rack volume is defined relative to basic Air Transportation Rack (ATR) configurations. The customer's rack volume shall be defined as the volume of one or more rectangular parallelepipeds (rectangular-sided box) which totally enclosed the customer's pay. load. Width dimensions shall be either 45.1 or 94.0 centimeters. Height dimensions shall be integral multiples of 4.45 centimeters. Depth dimensions shall be 61.2 or 40.2 centimeters.

(ii) Center aisle space volume is defined as the volume of a rectangular parallelepiped which totally encloses

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Less than 0.00375.................... 0.00375 to 0.75.

0.005. Shuttle load factor divided by



the customer's payload. No edge of the broad-participation scientific educaparallelepiped shall be less than 30 tional process (e.g., science fairs). centimeters in length.

Users with Class I payloads are en(7) Storage volume in the pressur- couraged to publish results of their ized module is defined as the volume work in the open literature. of one or more rectangular parallele- (2) Class II payloads are payloads pipeds enclosing the customer's stowed that do not come under the Class I payload. No edge of the definition and are flown by users parallepiped(s) shall be less than 30 other than U.S. Government users. A centimeters in length.

multiclass payload containing a Class (8) Volume of the customer's pallet. II experiment will be considered a mounted payload is defined as the Class II payload. volume of a rectangular parallelepiped (3) Class III payloads are payloads enclosing the pallet payload and cus flown by U.S. Government users that tomer-dictated mounting hardware. do not come under the Class I definiNo edge of the parallelepiped shall be tion. A multiclass payload containing less than 30 centimeters in length. Class I and III experiments only will

be considered a Class III payload. Subpart 1214.9–Use of Small Self (d) A small self-contained payload Contained Payloads

user is an individual or entity that has

either signed a launch services agree. SOURCE: 45 FR 73023, Nov. 4, 1980, unless ment with NASA or is eligible to enter otherwise noted.

into negotiations to do so on the basis

of payment (by the user or others) of 8 1214.900 Scope.

earnest money to NASA (or, in the This subpart sets forth the policy on case of a U.S. Government user, has Space Shuttle services that are provid- submitted a letter of intent). If more ed by NASA to users of Small Self than one individual or entity enters Contained Payloads (SSCP's).

into a joint venture or other arrange

ment to fly their experiments in one [56 FR 47146, Sept. 18, 1991)

NASA container, one individual or 8 1214.901 Relation to Subparts 1214.1 and entity shall be designated by them as 1214.2.

their agent. This agent shall be the This Subpart governs the provision

sole "user" for that payload, with full

authority to represent every individual of Space Shuttle services for SSCP's;

or entity which has an interest in that subparts 1214.1 and 1214.2 are not ap

container. plicable.

(e) Standard services provided to all (56 FR 47146, Sept. 18, 1991)

SSCP users are listed in § 1214.911.

(f) Optional services are additional 8 1214.902 Definitions.

services provided to individual users at (a) U.S. Government users are de- the request of the user and at the disfined as all agencies of the U.S. Gov. cretion of NASA. ernment, including NASA.

(g) Dual payloads are two SSCP's be(b) SSCP's are small (200 pounds or longing to the same user for which the less and 5 cubic feet or less) scientific user has specified, in the launch servresearch and development payloads ices agreements, a requirement that flown on a space-available basis in a they be flown on the same flight. Each NASA-supplied standard container of the payloads shall be completely under the provisions of this subpart. autonomous and no interconnection of Such payloads may be composed of dual payloads shall be permitted. one or more experiments in the same (h) Undue administrative delay on container.

the part of NASA is defined as a delay (c) Classes of SSCP's are defined as caused by NASA's failure to perform follows:

its administrative functions in the con(1) Class I payloads are payloads tracting process in a reasonable time, flown for scientific educational pur- as determined by NASA. Delays poses by a recognized educational in caused by the parties' inability to stitution or in support of a recognized agree to contract terms and conditions


are specifically excluded from this def. PRICE FOR STANDARD SERVICES inition.


Volume 8 1214.903 Conditions of use.

Price Pounds Kilograms Cu. ft.


Meters (a) Users' payloads must be flown in a NASA-supplied standard container.



0.142 $27,000 (b) SSCP's shall be used only to con



0.071 14,000 duct experiments of a scientific re 60.


0.071 8,000 search and development nature.

(c) All users shall be required to fur- (3) Subsequent to FY 1991, NASA nish NASA with sufficient information may adjust the prices for the flight of to ensure Shuttle safety. NASA shall SSCP's. Such adjustments shall not reserve the right to inspect and/or affect launch services agreements altest any and all materials, compo- ready in force. Except as provided for nents, and elements of the payload at in § 1214.910, prices charged shall be any time.

the price in effect at the time of sign(d) All users shall be required to fur ing of the launch services agreement. nish NASA with sufficient information (4) NASA shall be reimbursed an to verify peaceful purposes and amount which is the sum of the price NASA's and the U.S. Government's for standard services and the price for continued compliance with law and optional services. the Government's obligations.

(5) A separate launch services agree(e) NASA shall reserve the right to

ment shall be signed for each payload. reject any payload which, in the opin

At the time a launch services agree

ment is signed, the user shall reimion of the NASA Administrator, would

burse NASA 10% of the price for be contrary to the spirit of this pro

standard services. This reimbursement gram or NASA's mission.

shall be in addition to any earnest (f) To assure humane treatment, all

money already paid. experiments using live animals must

(6) The user shall reimburse NASA have the approval of the Life Sciences

an additional 40% of the price for Division, Office of Space Science,

standard services at the later of: NASA Headquarters.

(i) The time of signing of the launch

services agreement, or 8 1214.904 Reimbursement policy.

(ii) Eighteen months before the ear(a) Earnest money. (1) Earnest liest acceptable launch date for the money shall be paid to NASA by users payload. (except U.S. Government users) with (7) The balance of the reimburseClass I or Class II payloads prior to ment for standard services, less earlaunch services contract negotiations. nest money payments, shall be made The earnest money, which will be $500 on the date designated for delivery of per payload, shall be applied to the the payload to the launch site. user's price or retained by NASA.

(8) Payment for any optional serv. (2) U.S. Government users shall

ices shall be due on receipt of NASA's submit a letter of intent, signed by an

billing and shall be made prior to

NASA's provision of the service. authorized party, to initiate the proc

(c) Postponement. (1) A postponeess of contracting for an SSCP flight.

ment by the user shall be defined to (b) Reimbursement by non-NASA

occur if the user: users. (1) All users shall be charged on

(i) With no undue administrative a fixed-price basis.

delay on the part of NASA, fails to (2) The price for all payloads not execute the addendum to the launch covered by $ 1214.910 shall be as desig services agreement described in nated below.

$ 1214.905(d) either at the time of signing of the launch services agreement or by 18 months before the earli. est acceptable launch date, whichever is later; or


(U) Refuses to accept a tentative ard services. In addition, NASA shall flight assignment which, in NASA's retain the earnest money paid for the judgment, meets the user's stated payload. needs; or

(i) If a user cancels after signing & (iii) Fails to deliver the payload to launch services agreement but before the launch site by the designated time; the date designated for payload deliv

ery to the launch site, the fee for (iv) Declines or is unable to fly the standard services shall be 10% of the payload on a given flight after having user's standard services price. accepted a tentative flight assignment; (ii) If a user cancels on or after the or

date designated for payload delivery to (v) Requests a delay in the earliest the launch site, the fee for standard acceptable launch date for payload. services shall be 50% of the user's (Only changes to later dates shall be standard services price. permitted.)

(2) A user may not cancel after the (2) Postponement fees for non-NASA container is installed in the Shuttle. users. (i) Users who postpone the (3) If flight of a payload which has flight of a payload shall reimburse

been previously postponed is canNASA a postponement fee which is

celled, the cancellation fee shall be the the sum of the estimated cost of op

larger of the cancellation fee which tional services to be repeated and a fee would have been applicable at the for standard services.

time of any prior postponement or the (ii) A user may postpone the flight

cancellation fee calculated at the time of a payload once without incurring a of cancellation. fee for standard services.

(4) Cancellation fees shall be pay. (iii) If the second and subsequent

able on receipt of NASA's billing. SSCP user-initiated postponements occur before the date designated for

[45 FR 73023, Nov. 4, 1980, as amended at 56 payload delivery to the launch site,

FR 47146, Sept. 18, 1991) the fee for standard services shall be

8 1214.905 Flight scheduling. 5% of the price for standard services. If the second and subsequent user-ini (a) NASA receipt of the user's eartiated postponements occur on or after nest money or letter of intent for one the date designated for payload deliv or more payloads shall be the basis for ery to the launch site, the fee for defining the payload(s) position in a standard services shall be 20% of the temporary queue designated as the price for standard services.

earnest money queue. (iv) Postponement fees shall be pay

(b) Signing of a launch services able on receipt of NASA's billing.

agreement and NASA's receipt of the (3) Rescheduling after a postpone first progress payment shall enter the ment by the user. Rescheduling of a payload covered by the agreement into payload after a user postponement a flight assignment queue. The payshall be accomplished by establishing load's position in this queue shall be a new earliest acceptable launch date. determined as follows: A rescheduled payload shall retain its (1) If a launch services agreement is original position in the flight assign signed within 18 months after NASA ment queue awaiting tentative flight receipt of earnest money or letter of assignment.

intent, the payload shall remain ahead (4) A user may not postpone after of all payloads that entered the earthe container is installed in the Shut nest money queue later than it did. tle.

(2) If the launch services agreement (d) Cancellation fees for non-NASA is not signed within 18 months after users. (1) Users who cancel the flight NASA receipt of earnest money or of a payload shall reimburse NASA a letter of intent, the earnest money cancellation fee which is the sum of date shall be redefined to be 18 the estimated cost of optional services months before the date of the launch performed by NASA prior to the noti- services agreement signing. fication of cancellation, including any (3) If the user changes a payload's cancellation costs, and a fee for stand. user class designation after signing a launch services agreement, the earnest placement of the payload on the Shutmoney payment date shall be rede tle, if the user has not signed the Adfined to be the date of the user class dendum to the launch services agreechange.

ment and has not made all payments (4) The 18-month periods defined in current according to the provisions of 88 1214.905(b)(1) and 1214.905(b)(2), $ 1214.904(b). shall be extended to the extent that (g) Approximately 1 year before a the user's failure to sign the launch planned Shuttle launch, NASA shall services agreement is a result of undue estimate the number of spaces availadministrative delay on the part of able for SSCP's, make tentative flight NASA.

assignments, and establish dates for (c) At the time of signing, the payload delivery to the launch site. launch services agreement shall desig (h) Payload tentative flight assignnate:

ment shall be made on a rotation basis (1) The user class of the payload. by user class. The continuing rotation

(2) The general nature of the pay. sequence by class shall be II, I, II, III. load.

If no payloads of a given class are (3) The size and weight of the pay. available at the time of tentative load.

flight assignment, a payload of the (4) The price for standard services to next class in the rotation shall be asbe provided.

signed to the available space. (5) The earliest acceptable launch (i) When making tentative flight asdate as selected unilaterally by the signments, NASA shall consider only user.

those payloads whose earliest accepta(d) Not less than 18 months before ble launch dates are on or before the the user's earliest acceptable launch Shuttle “firm launch data" as defined date or at the signing of the launch in $ 1214.102(c)(2). (Shuttle flights services agreement, whichever is later, normally occur on the “firm launch an addendum to the launch services date" or within 60 days thereafter.) agreement shall be signed by NASA (j) Users' payloads shall be assigned and the user. The addendum shall des on the basis of their positions in the ignate:

flight assignment queue within each (1) Any apportionment or assign- class with the following exceptions: ment of the payload.

(1) If the available flight does not (2) A description of the payload. meet the user's requirements defined

(3) Any restrictions on the type of pursuant to $ 1214.905(d)(3), the pay. Shuttle flight appropriate for flying load shall not be assigned to the flight the payload, including any firm re- but shall retain its position in the quirement to fly on a single flight as a flight assignment queue until a sutiadual payload with one other of the ble flight becomes available. user's payloads.

(2) A single user may receive tenta(4) The optional services to be pro- tive flight assignments for no more vided by NASA and the price of those than two payloads in the same class services.

out of any group of 20 payloads as(5) The means of compliance with signed (all classes combined) if there the provisions of $ 1214.908 regarding are other payloads available for assignificant impact on public health, signment. However, all the provisions safety or welfare.

of this subpart shall apply individually (e) If, after attempting to negotiate to each payload. with the user, it is NASA's opinion (3) Dual payloads shall become eligithat the parties will be unable to agree ble for tentative flight asssignment on the terms of the addendum, NASA when the latter of the two payloads may terminate further negotiations. becomes eligible for tentative flight asThis event will be considered a cancel. signment in the class rotation selation by the user and the provisions quence. If only one space is available of g 1214.904(d) shall apply.

on the flight under consideration, a (f) NASA shall not be obligated to payload of the next available class in perform any standard or optional sery- the rotation sequence shall be asices, including flight scheduling and signed and the dual payloads shall

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