Contents tagged with RD-180 rocket engines
The user acceptance commission has given the green light to a batch of RD-180 rocket engines bound for the US, announced NPO Energomash, the Russian rocket manufacturer.
“In June, representatives of Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance and RD Amross signed the forms for three engines. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the aforementioned companies carried out an external inspection of the engines and the SPTA, and [filled in] the accompanying documentation,” the Energomash’s …
Despite sanctions, Russia and the U.S. will not curtail cooperation in the space sector said Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, speaking about RD-180 rocket engines, Interfax reports.
“We are conducting ourselves properly in relation to other countries and will carry out the obligations to which we have agreed. I don’t think we need to stop delivery of these engines. I think we’ll continue to ship them,” said the security official.
When the very first sanctions against …
Russia will continue to supply RD-180 rocket engines to the United States, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the Russian government's space industry, RIA Novosti reports.
"We discussed this issue; I won't deny, I gathered our specialists several times. We thought - what for?” he said.
"We would [otherwise] lose money; let them fly on our engines, especially since they are old ... It [the RD-180] is from 1994; we already created a new engine a long time ago, and they [our …