(a) The customer shall bear the cost of performing the following typical Spacelab-payload mission management functions:
(1) Analytical design of the mission.
(2) Generation of mission requirements and their documentation in the Payload Integration Plan (PIP).
(3) Provision of mission unique training and payload specialists (if appropriate).
(4) Physical integration of experiments into racks and/or onto pallets.
(5) Provision of payload unique software for use during ground processing, on orbit, or in POCC operations.
(6) Supporting operations.
(7) Assuring the mission is safe.
(b) All physical integration (and de-integration) of payloads into racks and/or onto pallets will normally be performed at KSC by NASA. When the customer provides Spacelab elements, these physical integration activities may be done by the customer at a location chosen by the customer.
(c) With the exception of the restrictions noted in paragraph (b) of this section, customers contracting for dedicated-Shuttle and dedicated-pallet flights may perform the Spacelab-payload mission management functions defined in paragraph (a) of this section. NASA will assist customers in the performance of these functions, if requested. Charges for this service will be based on estimated actual costs, or actual costs where appropriate, and will be in addition to the price for standard services.
(d) For complete pallets or shared elements, NASA will normally perform the Spacelab-payload mission management functions listed in paragraph (a) of this section. Charges for this service will be based on estimated actual costs, or actual costs where appropriate, and will be in addition to the price for standard services.
(e) Integration of payload entities mentioned in paragraphs (b)-(d) of this section with NAS-furnished Spacelab support systems and with the Shuttle shall be performed by NASA as a standard service for all payloads flown on customer-furnished Spacelab elements. Customers shall be available to participate as required by NASA in these levels of integration. Customer equipment shall be operated only to the extent necessary for interface verification. Customers requiring additional payload operation after delivery of the payload to NASA shall negotiate such operation as an optional service.
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