license under this chapter must allow the Secretary of Transportation to place
an officer or employee of the United States Government or another individual as
an observer at a launch site the licensee uses, at a production facility or
assembly site a contractor of the licensee uses to produce or assemble a launch
vehicle, or at a site at which a payload is integrated with a launch vehicle.
The observer will monitor the activity of the licensee or contractor at the
time and to the extent the Secretary considers reasonable to ensure compliance
with the license or to carry out the duties of the Secretary under section
70104(c) of this title. A licensee must cooperate with an observer carrying out
Contracts.—To the extent provided in advance in an
appropriation law, the Secretary may make a contract with a person to carry out
subsection (a) of this section.