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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Iki Ran Space

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0694 0730805
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 130805Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7109
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000694

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/JHOWARD
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: IKI RAN SPACE
RESEARCH INSTITUTE, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.
D390536

REFTEL: USDOC 00822

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user,
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Space Research
Institute, Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on
BIS license application D390536 as the ultimate
consignee of 12 pieces of Xilinx device XQ4010E-
4CB196M. These items are controlled for national
security and nuclear non-proliferation reasons under
ECCN 3A001. The licensee is Xilinx Inc., 2100 Logic
Drive, San Jose, CA 95124.

3. On March 11, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of (RAS)
Space Research Institute, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya st.,
Moscow, Russia. The export control team met with
Mikhail Kudelin, Project Manager in Phobos-Grunt
Laboratory's Optico-Physical Department.

4. The Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Space
Research Institute is one of the leading organizations
in the field of investigations of Outer Space, Solar
System planets and other objects of the Universe. The
Space Research Institute (IKI) is primarily in charge
of long-range planning and elaboration of space
research programs, of which a considerable part is
performed within the framework of international space
research cooperation. The Space Research Institute
takes part in the Federal Space Program that is being
formed by the RAS Space Council and by the appropriate
sections of this Council together with the Federal
Space Agency (Roscosmos). The Space Research Institute
of the Russian Academy of Science has cooperated in
projects with Russia's Federal Space Agency (FSA),
NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

5. Mikhail Kudelin described the Optio-Physical
Department's role in the Phobos-Grunt mission as being
involved in both the launch vehicle and return module;
together with all related research leading up to the
2009 launch date. Mikhail Kudelin stated that 2 of
the 12 Xilinx device XQ4010E-aCB196M will be placed on
the launch vehicle and 2 on the return module. The 8
other devices will be used up during the research,
development and testing stages leading up to the
launch date in 2009. The Xilinx parts will be
integrated in the Research Space Craft Altitude
Control System and are consistent with the current
research projects designs.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Russian Academy of
Sciences (RAS) Space Research Institute, Moscow,
Russia, as reliable recipients of sensitive U.S.
origin commodities. It is requested that post be
notified of final disposition of the application, and
of any shipments for this organization in order to
conduct appropriate FCS follow-up and statistical
reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/MOGRADY/PLISTON)
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