This Agreement applies to commercial space
launch services for an international customer for launches to geosynchronous
earth orbit (GEO), to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO), and to low earth
This Agreement covers commercial launches
using the Zenit and Tsyklon launch vehicles and their upgrades.
Nothing in this Agreement, however, applies
to launches of payloads for military purposes or for use in the non-commercial,
civilian space programs of either Party which are executed in accordance with
existing cooperative agreements.
This Agreement also applies to the lease of
a satellite on orbit. Any satellite launched by a Ukrainian space launch
services provider or an integrated space launch services provider that is
entirely leased on orbit to international customers (pursuant to a commitment
between the provider and such customers) represents a launch of a principal
payload for purposes of this Agreement. If not entirely leased on orbit to
international customers, such a satellite may represent a launch of a principal
payload if the satellite's capacity is primarily leased to international
customers, depending upon the circumstances and facts of a particular case.