Rogozin explained why the US buys Russian rocket engines

USA who consider themselves the most modern country technologyNevertheless, for a long time, RD-180 and RD-181 rocket engines have been purchased from Russia for launching their launch vehicles into space.

Director General of the State Corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin in an interview RIA News" explained that the reason for this seemingly paradoxical phenomenon lies in the fact that Russian engines are the best in terms of price and quality.

According to the head of Roscosmos, the Americans are struggling with the problem of returning from space and reusing their engines because engines manufactured by American enterprises are much more expensive.

In favor of Rogozin’s arguments, the fact is that despite tough restrictive measures against Russia, which, moreover, are constantly being strengthened, the United States continues to purchase Russian rocket engines that have passed the certification of the most difficult level: manned launches are allowed with the help of.

Recall that the United States began to purchase rocket engines from Russia twenty years ago, in 1999. As evidenced by the data of NPO Energomash over the years, 116 rocket engines were sent overseas.
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  1. master3 Offline
    master3 (Vitali) 19 September 2019 15: 30
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    because engines manufactured by American companies are much more expensive

    - everything is logical and stupidly simple. They buy it not because they are special, but because they are cheap. Why the hell to strain spending resources, if you can buy for cheap.
  2. Pishenkov Offline
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 19 September 2019 15: 55
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    ... it would be better if he explained why the Russian Federation sells these engines to an openly hostile state!
    And then in a couple of years we will be informed about the "unexpectedly" deployed by the Americans in space, "right above our heads," as expressed by GDP, the satellite strike constellation. And they will have to catch up with them and counteract ... But hardly anyone will ask, from the same Rogozin, but how did all these enemy technologies get there? ...

    116 missile engines were sent overseas.

    - and these are 116 launch vehicles, the devil knows what they can bring there ...
    1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
      Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 September 2019 17: 54
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      1) Money does not smell.
      2) Money goes incl. Rogozin. Only his official salary only according to Roscosmos - like 6 real cosmonauts.
      3) Engines on the cheap. There was an article claiming that part of the price had to be sold below cost because of depreciation. Then they optimized and straightened.
      4) Already reported. About Internet satellites so far ...
      5) Do not ask naturally. He is his capitalist.
      6) Already.
      1. Pishenkov Offline
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 19 September 2019 17: 59
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        ... yes, it’s all clear, you’re completely right here ... The problem is that the IMs are apparently not clear, or they seem to do that it’s not clear that the costs of then “catching up” with the Americans in space will be Dozens of times more than what they "earned" on these engines ... This is how they will later be interesting to me to explain ...
  3. Wad Offline
    Wad (J2 YFull 13073) 20 September 2019 05: 12
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    And why not buy from the Papuans for beads.