ZIN regularly works with Payload Integration Managers, the ISS Increment Planning teams, and Launch Package Teams to plan, document and arrange manifests for hardware/software integration and de-integration activities at launch sites. ZIN routinely coordinates the safe shipment, storage and packing of complex flight hardware, and performs launch site integration including late integration for ISS payloads involving NASA, commercial research, and International Partner payloads. This requires interfacing with International Partners, original equipment manufacturers, and hardware providers, as well as coordination among contractors and the Government. ZIN ships, tests, and processes flight hardware at multiple locations in the USA, Russia, Japan and French Guiana. Ground based payload processing consists of multiple activities including unpacking, setup and inspection, critical lift processes and procedures, functional and performance testing, contingency plans, and final launch site processing.