Annex; Pricing Factors for Commercial Space Launch Services|
Pricing Comparability Factors for Commercial Space Launch Services
The Parties agreed to the following factors as being relevant to the comparison or evaluation of commercial space launch services offered in the international market. Such factors can often explain legitimate distinctions in the price offered for the launch of a particular payload by different space launch providers, and are particularly useful in comparing bids from market economy providers to those from economy-in-transition providers of commercial space launch services.
Washington, February 21, 1996
Dear Mr. President:
I have the honor to confirm receipt of your letter of which reads as follows:
I have the honor to confirm that the following understanding was reached by our Governments pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States of America Regarding International Trade in Commercial Space Launch Services (hereinafter "Agreement").
The provisions of this Agreement cover the space launch vehicles "Tsyklon" and "Zenit" that were developed and are being produced by the Ukrainian enterprises, as well as all of their modifications which will be introduced during the term of this Agreement.
"Tsykon" upgrades during the term of this Agreement are planned to modernize guidance and propulsion systems.
"Zenit" upgrades will be aimed at modernizing the guidance system, modifying the first and second stages, developing a new fairing and a Ukrainian upper stage, creating a "Zenit" modification that could use a Russian "Block DM" (upper stage), and introducing modifications to improve the "Zenit's" reliability and safety.
I respectfully request that you confirm that this understanding is shared by your Government.
I have the further honor to propose that this letter and your letter of confirmation form an integral part of the Agreement.
I have the further honor to confirm that this understanding is shared by my Government.
His Excellency Leonid Kuchma
President of Ukraine