Russian Ban on RD-180 Export to the U.S.

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    ULA, NASA Statements on RD-180 Export Ban, U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation at Parabolic Arc

    NASA and United Launch Alliance have both issued formal statements on Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s announcement of an immediate ban on the export of RD-180 engines and the end of cooperation on the International Space Station in 2020.

    United Launch Alliance
    “ULA and our NPO Energomash supplier in Russia are not aware of any restrictions. However, if recent news reports are accurate, it affirms that SpaceX’s irresponsible actions have created unnecessary distractions, threatened U.S. military satellite operations, and undermined our future relationship with the International Space Station.

    “We are hopeful that our two nations will engage in productive conversations over the coming months that will resolve the matter quickly.

    “ULA and our Department of Defense customers have always prepared contingency plans in the event of a supply disruption. ULA has two launch vehicles that can support all of customers’ needs. We also maintain a two-year inventory of engines to enable a smooth transition to our other rocket, Delta, which has all U.S.-produced rocket engines.”

    NASA
    “Space cooperation has been a hallmark of US-Russia relations, including during the height of the Cold War, and most notably, in the past 13 consecutive years of continuous human presence on board the International Space Station. Ongoing operations on the ISS continue on a normal basis with a planned return of crew tonight (at 9:58 p.m. EDT) and expected launch of a new crew in the next few weeks. We have not received any official notification from the Government of Russia on any changes in our space cooperation at this point.”

    - See more at: ULA, NASA Statements on RD-180 Export Ban, U.S.-Russian Space Cooperation at Parabolic Arc

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