US, Russia ordered another 20 RD-180

The company[[t:tag slug=kompaniya]company United Launch Alliance, a joint venture corporationBoeing” and “Lockheed Martin”, announced the purchase of another large batch of rocket engines RD-180.

A press release from the US company stated that an additional order of 20 engines for launch vehicles “Atlas” is necessary to ensure civil and commercial launches in the United States:

“The company has ordered additional ULA engines for missiles” Atlas “to serve our current and potential future clients in the field of civil and commercial launches as long as the United States will not be developed and certified a new rocket engine.”

Purchases of Russian rocket engines from the US company on the background of a sharp cooling of relations between the two countries in 2014-2015 gg. It became the subject of heated debate in the United States. Against further cooperation expressed a variety of figures, including Senator John McCain of Arizona, as well as CEO of Tesla and Space X Elon Musk.

However, attempts to prevent the procurement of Russian engines failed. In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed the draft budget provides for the abolition of the ban on imports of the RD-180 for American companies.

Earlier, the Pentagon concluded that the need to allocate large-scale funding for US counterpart Russian rocket engine.

Liquid rocket engine closed loop RD-180 was developed in the mid-1990s based on the RD-170. Currently, the engine continues to be performed JSC “NPO Energomash named after academician VP Glushko”.

Today, space launches with the RD-180 include: a mission to Pluto, “New Horizons” (New Horizons, 2006); Mission to the Moon “Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter” (2009); apparatus for the study of the Sun “Solar Dynamics Observatory” (Solar Dynamics Observatory, 2010); Mission to Jupiter “Juno” (Juno, 2011); as well as a series of missions to Mars, “Mars Orbiter Rekonnessans” (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2005); “Mars Science Laboratory” (Mars Science Laboratory, 2011) and “MAVEN” (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, 2013).

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