National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
NASA is removing the rule on “Small Self-Contained Payloads (SSCPs).” This rule established the rules on Space Shuttle services that are provided by NASA to participants in the SSCP program. Removal of this rule will terminate the SSCP program.
This regulation is effective March 17, 2005.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Anne Sweet, (202) 358-3784.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Vision for Space Exploration, announced in January 2004, directs NASA to implement a sustained and affordable human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyond. The first step toward accomplishing these goals is returning the Space Shuttle to safe flight and fulfilling NASA's obligations to its international partners in assembling the International Space Station. As NASA returns the Space Shuttle to flight, new safety enhancements and a backlog of Space Station up-mass requirements will severely constrain the Agency's ability to launch secondary and tertiary payloads aboard the Space Shuttle. Once assembly of the International Space Station is complete, NASA plans to retire the Space Shuttle. Consistent with this new direction and the lack of future flight opportunities, NASA has determined that the SSCP program cannot be sustained as a viable activity, and the program has been terminated. Therefore, NASA has determined that 14 CFR Ch. V 1214.9 is no longer applicable and should be removed.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 1214End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Therefore, under the authority ofEnd Amendment Part
Subpart 1214.9—[Removed]Start Signature
[FR Doc. 05-5089 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]
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