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Roscosmos to stop supplying rocket engines to US: "Let them fly in brooms" - Kevok Brazil

Roscosmos to stop supplying rocket engines to US: “Let them fly in brooms” – Kevok Brazil

Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos will stop supplying rocket engines to the United States in response to sanctions against Russia, Roscosmos leader Dmitry Rokosin told the Rosia-24 television channel on Thursday.

“Today we have decided to stop supplying rocket engines manufactured by NPO Enercomash to the United States. I remind you that these deliveries have been very intense somewhere since the mid – 1990s,” Rocosin said. “Under the circumstances, the United States could not supply the best rocket engines in the world. Let them fly in another, let them fly in brooms, I do not know what.

The Roscosmos leader noted that the ban would apply to RD-180 engines used as key propulsion systems in US Atlas V missile vehicles, and to RD-181 thrusters that would be the first phase of Undersea rockets.

According to Rogozin, Russia has supplied a total of 122 RD-180 engines to the United States since the 1990s, of which 98 were used to power Atlas missile vehicles.

“As of today, there are plans to supply 12 additional RD-181 engines by 2022-2024, and negotiations are underway with the United States to provide RD-181M engines with improved performance characteristics, but we believe this is the case. Said.

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Roscosmos will no longer serve the rocket engines it has already supplied to the United States, and Roscosmins says there are still 24 engines in the United States that will now be left without Russian technical assistance.

Russia has said before Termination of cooperation with Europe in space launch from Kourou spacecraft, In French Guiana in response to Western sanctions on Ukraine.

Even Moscow OneWeb, a British satellite company, has demanded that satellites not be used for military purposes.. OneWeb, which has the role of the British government, said on Thursday that it would suspend all missiles from Russia’s Pygmon Cosmotrome in Kazakhstan.