|Hughes Electronics Corporation
P.O. Box 956
El Segundo, CA 90245-0956
EXAMPLE OF U.S. REGULATIONS GOVERNING LAUNCHES
IN CHINA, WHICH HUGHES TAKES VERY SERIOUSLY
- There will be no unmonitored or unescorted access to the spacecraft by the Chinese, or any controlled equipment or controlled technical data related to the launch, unless otherwise authorized under a general license. Monitoring will be on a 24-hour basis by U.S. participants and include the following:
- access throughout launch preparations, satellite transportation, mating/demating, test and checkout, satellite launch, debris recovery, and return of related equipment and technical data to the U.S.
- for spacecraft/booster adapter fit check only, non-U.S. participants will be permitted access to the spacecraft only as needed for test/validation of adapters designed by the Chinese launch service provider to tie the spacecraft to the booster. Testing of the adapter will be performed at a location separate from the facilities housing the spacecraft. Unless otherwise authorized by the USG, non-U.S. participants will not be permitted to observe testing of spacecraft equipment other than adapters.
- non-U.S. participants may unload the aircraft and deliver the sealed crates to the satellite preparation area at the launch site only under the supervision of U.S. participants.
- unless specifically authorized by the USG, non-U.S. participants will not be allowed into the satellite preparation area for any purpose while the spacecraft is being integrated onto the booster.
- U.S. participants will add propellant to the spacecraft, integrate the spacecraft to the booster, test the satellite at the technical complex and at the launch pad, and work at monitoring and working with the spacecraft.
- access to the satellite will remain under U.S. control while the satellite, attached to the booster, is transferred to the launch pad.
- U.S. participants will supervise removal of the faring or access to the payload bay or any U.S. supplied equipment in the event of a launch delay or other requirement for such procedures.
- U.S. participants will supervise the removal of the satellite from the launch vehicle after the satellite has been mated to the launch vehicle. The satellite will be under U.S. control from the launch pad to the satellite preparation area where it will be prepared for remating or dismantled for return to the U.S.
- The satellite, controlled related equipment, and controlled technical data will be loaded under the control of U.S participants on a U.S. registered aircraft unless otherwise authorized by the USG, for return to the U.S. in the event the launch is canceled.
- Controlled technical data, not otherwise authorized under a general license, must not be disclosed to a Chinese launch service provider in any way including visual access.
- Technical data is limited to that which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce (see NOTE). Technical data related to the launch vehicle compatibility/integration process must be licensed for release through State, ODTC.
NOTE: In addition to basic marketing and sales technical data, including reliability and acceptance testing documents, the following interface form, fit and function data for attaching the spacecraft to the launch vehicle is subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction:
- orbit requirements;
- electrical interface requirements;
- launch window;
- dimensional values;
- center of gravity;
- dynamic loading;
- power usage/conditioning;
- interface adapter requirements;
- thermal electro-magnetic interference (EMI) & electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC);
- go/no-go criteria exchange;
- environmental requirements;
- propellant requirements;
- frequency plans, including telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C);
- launch rehearsal;
- launch communication link characteristics;
- safety plans;
- acoustic tests/analysis test flows, separation characteristics;
- ground handling/test equipment and test flight sequences and coupled loads analysis.
- No resale, transfer or re-export of the commodities or controlled technical data on this license is authorized without prior written approval of the USG, unless otherwise authorized under a general license.
- Technical data or assistance related to the detailed design, development, manufacture of production of the satellite, not specifically authorized is not authorized under this license.
- Technical data or assistance related to the design, development, operation maintenance, modification, or repair of the Chinese launch vehicle is not authorized under this license.
- Technical data received from the launch service provider, shall not be re-exported without prior written approval of the USG, unless otherwise authorized under a general license.
- The U.S. Government has the right to oversee and monitor incountry preparation and launch.
- The USG has the right to inspect, without prior notice to the consignee or launch service provider, facilities which are specially set aside for work with the spacecraft and the controlled related equipment which is provided by the applicant to the Chinese launch service provider.
- If the satellite is not launched, the satellite, associated controlled equipment, and controlled technical data must be returned to the U.S. unless otherwise authorized under another license.
- Employees of the U.S. applicant, USG personnel, and non-US participants will display prominently identification badges while performing duties associated with the launch. Such access badges to the premises and area of the technical and launch facilities, which have been specially set aside for work with the spacecraft, will be issued by the USG or a private U.S. firm and together with a photograph, will indicate bearers name.
- Temporary badges will be issued to Chinese participants or the Chinese launch service provider personnel performing launch associated duties at the U.S. applicants facilities. These badges will be distinctive in color and be marked "visitor". Issuance of these badges will be controlled by U.S. applicant.
- Access to the facilities at the launch site, housing the controlled U.S. manufactured equipment and controlled technical data or facilities where the spacecraft and/or kick motor are located, assembled tested, or stored will only be permitted as specified by the badge and will be limited to those persons specified herein. Non-U.S. participants, when visiting such facilities and areas where work is being conducted with the spacecraft will be escorted at all times by U.S. participants.
- The spacecraft, controlled related equipment, and controlled technical data will be transported to the Peoples Republic of China aboard a U.S. registered aircraft operated by the U.S. participants unless otherwise authorized by the USG. Non-U.S. participants may join the aircraft at the point of entry designated by the government of the Peoples Republic of China to perform navigational duties. Non-U.S. participants will be permitted into the cargo area of the aircraft during flight. Any controlled related equipment and controlled technical data must also be returned to the U.S. aboard a U.S. registered aircraft unless otherwise authorized by the USG.
- Excluding personal effects, the U.S. applicant will not carry aboard an aircraft transporting the spacecraft, or related equipment or technical data any goods unrelated to the launch activities.
- The U.S. applicant will comply with relevant customs regulations of the PRC.
- In the event of launch failure after liftoff, the government of the Peoples Republic of China will permit U.S. participants to assist in the search for and recovery of any and all parts/debris from the spacecraft that crashed in the territory of, or facilities operated by, the PRC and also will permit USG satellite accident search and recovery personnel to have access to the accident site.
- In the event of accident or crash of an aircraft transporting the spacecraft, related equipment, or technical data in the territory of the Peoples Republic of China, the above provisos apply.
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