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Russian rocket engine export ban could halt US space program

27.08.2013 05:59

Russia’s Security Council is reportedly considering a ban on supplying the US with powerful RD-180 rocket engines for military communications satellites as Russia focuses on building its own new space launch center, Vostochny, in the Far East.

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Breck Andy 30.08.2013 04:38

All the Nazis we brought in to run our space program now are dead. Now we have political correctness and affirmative action and our space program is dying.


kundrit 29.08.2013 04:46

As far as I know there is no universities offer curriculum or department of mechanical and aerospace science that have project to make rocket engines or study rocket engine even the one make by Nazi in WWII. So the article is correct.

Mo re over there are lot of universities that offer best MBA for manipulation the stock and financial market.

The score is even beyween Russia and the US.


George Rizk 28.08.2013 16:20

Well, I did not even know that Russia produces anything better than the US? As a matter of fact, we don't even have a way to send astronauts into space if Russia did not give ours a ride to the space station. Nevertheless, our public/robots have never figured that Russia must have a great scientists and engineers to be better than us the rulers of the world!

Russ ia appears to be too timid to tackle the emporia list West? And, the West missed a big opportunity to include Russia in NATO.

The US would not accept Russia as a full partner unless it capitulate as a servant to the all mighty dollar, and the Zionist?


gary stewart 28.08.2013 12:56

Russia should definitely ban rocket engines to the United States New World Order Government, that would be the right thing to do.
Nasa faked the moon landings 40 years ago and now they cant get into space without Russia rocket engines in 2013 ^_^


Vinil Set 28.08.2013 09:58

It´s amazing how easy it is for North Americans to manipulate Russians...
...G orbachev started it...; who is doing it now?


JayJay 28.08.2013 09:14

Hi Guys - ashamed of GB here.

Don't blame you at all - stop supplying them they're warmongers!

I used to beleive in the West - I'm starting to lose hope.


The plague 28.08.2013 08:57

The 90's saw a technological windfall for the US when they stole every single soviet technology they could lay their hands on (and got a copy of all sensitive military hardware straight from the red army, usually throught the Ukraine or other asian republics). This made them twice more dangerous than they previously were.
Man....In soviet times, the yanks woudn't get even a screwdriver from the CCCP


Freesaxon 27.08.2013 22:55

Good move don't sell to the killers

BTW the under water picture of the fragmented F-1 engine components is almost a work of art.


william 27.08.2013 22:30

I think the sell of advanced rocket engines to USA would be a financial bonanza but a polical disaster, the situation in the world now
is at tinter box where the old order is trying to say they still control the World. But in reality they are financially broke. Desperate people will do desperate things to save the day.


PR101 27.08.2013 21:21

"But the US space industry opted to buy ready engines instead of trying to make them on the own, because of the technological and material engineering gap between the two countries’ space industries. "
That is totally false. They bought them because Russia was selling them cheaper than they could make them on their own. Just like the Russian helicopters bought by US for Afghanistan. If Russia doesn't sell them, US will make their own and the only loser is the Russian company. They got that right.


charlie 27.08.2013 21:04

Hey RT were is crosstalk i miss it come back peter Real people and real news and debate


fran7 27.08.2013 19:16

Any sanctions on USA would be good and may send a message to Global bullies every where that warmongering and contempt for international law such has USA have does not pay.
Snowdon is a hero for making the free world aware of USA PRISM and its aggressive spying on everyone everywhere. Manning is being crucified for simply telling the truth about USA military murders of innocent civilians. He should get the highest honour the USA can bestow for his courage and tenacity in revealing to the people how out of touch the USA government and military are with ordinary people.


Craig Westbrook 27.08.2013 18:47

I loved America once .. recently not so much..... Its good for Russia ~NWO elitist bums ..No engines for you ! Ha ha ha Obama !


Cid FlyHigh 27.08.2013 18:21

Carlos 27.08.2013 18:13

Excellent news. Though the ban should be Immediate


Am en ! you rock Russia !


Ed Camilo 27.08.2013 18:17

When selling exclusive rights to distribute strategic commodities, Russia should insist on an end user agreement forbidding the re-sell of those rights to third parties. This entire deal smells a lot like an unauthorized transfer of Russian technology to a foreign power and at that a hostile one! The Russian officials responsible for such transfers should be investigated for treason!


Carlos 27.08.2013 18:13

Excellent news. Though the ban should be Immediate


Enrique 27.08.2013 17:13

Russia can do as the U.S. which doesn´t allow the export of certain technology to Russia and other nations on security concerns, while it allows the export of subproducts.

So, Russia can keep exporting those engines while the most advanced and modern ones can stay in Russia for self-defense.. Already, Russia exports S 300 missile defense systems but keeps the S 400 for itself, which guarantees security for itself.

Apart from that, exports of those engines creates a dependency on Russian technology which already Americans are trying to overcome with new contracts with Lockheed, GE, Rolls Royce etc..


PJ 27.08.2013 17:08

Russia beginning to flex its considerable muscle. Europe is also reliant on Russia for sufficient gas supply.

The curtain opens!

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