Standard services for the Space Shuttle are generically defined in NASA document NSTS 07700, Volume XIV. The standard services to be provided for a specific payload will be agreed to between NASA and the customer in the launch agreement and associated payload integration documentation. Typical standard services include the following for each customer.
(a) A standard launch that meets the criteria established in § 1214.117.
(b) Transportation of the customer's payload in the orbiter cargo bay in a location selected by NASA.
(c) One day of single-shift, on-orbit mission operations.
(d) A five-person flight crew: commander, pilot and three mission specialists.
(e) Orbiter flight planning services.
(f) One day of transmission of payload data to compatible receiving stations via an Independent Payload Data Stream. (Subject to availability, NASA may make excess orbiter instrumentation downlink capability available to payloads at no additional charge.)
(g) Deployment of a free flyer, provided the payload meets all the conditions stated in § 1214.118.
(h) NASA support of selected payload design reviews.
(i) Prelaunch payload installation, verification and orbiter compatibility testing.
(j) NASA payload safety reviews.
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