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§ 431.53
Classes of payloads.
(a) The FAA may approve the return of a type or class of payload (for example, communications or microgravity/scientific satellites).
(b) The RLV mission licensee that will return a payload approved for reentry under this section, is responsible for providing current information in accordance with § 431.57 regarding the payload proposed for reentry no later than 60 days before a scheduled RLV mission involving that payload.