||Each of the Partners shall have the right
of access to the Space Station using its respective government and
private sector space transportation systems, if they are compatible
with the Space Station. The United States, Russia, the European Partner,
and Japan, through their respective Cooperating Agencies, shall make
available launch and return transportation services for the Space
Station (using such space transportation systems as the U.S. Space
Shuttle, the Russian Proton and Soyuz, the European Ariane-5, and
the Japanese H-II). Initially, the U.S. and Russian space transportation
systems will be used to provide launch and return transportation services
for the Space Station and, in addition, the other space transportation
systems will be used as those systems become available. Access and
launch and return transportation services shall be in accordance with
the provisions of the relevant MOUs and implementing arrangements.
||Those Partners providing launch and return
transportation services to other Partners and their respective users
on a reimbursable or other basis shall provide such services consistent
with conditions specified in the relevant MOUs and implementing arrangements.
Those Partners providing launch and return transportation services
on a reimbursable basis shall provide such services to any other partner
or the users of such other Partner. Partners shall use their best
efforts to accommodate proposed requirements and flight schedules
of the other partners.
||The United States, through NASA, working
with the other Partners' Cooperating Agencies in management bodies,
shall plan and coordinate launch and return transportation services
for the Space Station in accordance with the integrated traffic planning
process, as provided in the MOUs and implementing arrangements.
||Each Partner shall respect the proprietary
rights in and the confidentiality of appropriately marked data and
goods to be transported on its space transportation system.