The U.S. would like to continue buying Russian rocket engines

Monday, June 30, 2014

The United States can't find any manufacturer who could replace the Russian rocket engines for the American space program. The development of the American Atlas V new rocket engine takes at least six years to be completed. During this time, the U.S. has nothing left to launch satellites in space, as the U.S. space program completely relies on Russian rocket technology.

At an international exhibition held in China last week, the U.S. representative indicated that the U.S. is prepared to buy large quantities of Russian rocket engines in the near future.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin simply responded to the request: no problem as soon as the U.S. lifts sanctions against Russia. He then, added that Russia is about to sign a joint research agreement with China of the exploration of Mars, which requires vast investments and developments in space technology and besides, India too indicated that it wanted to use Russian space technology in the future. Russian rocket manufacturers are already running full capacity to keep up with high demands therefore, these plants are not reliant on U.S. orders. If the U.S. changes its position on sanctions Russia might reconsider the request.

Originally, the secret plan was that by taking over Ukraine, the U.S. would put its hands on missile factories located in eastern Ukraine because the acquisition of Russian missile technology was vital to the U.S; but all this vanished with the tough Russian stance on Kramatorsk city where one of Ukraine's missile production centers is based - the city is firmly in the hands of pro-Russian militia.

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