Is Russia Planning To Ban RD-180 Sales to the U.S.?

Russian rocket engine export ban could halt US space program, Russia Today

"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. A ban on the rockets supply to the US heavy booster, Atlas V, which delivers weighty military communications satellites and deep space exploration vehicles into orbit, could put a stop to NASA's space programs - not just military satellites."

Keith's note: The RD-180 powers the Atlas V. This report is posted on Russia Today - an organization that loves to post conspiracy theories as "news" and often serves as a de facto propaganda arm of the Russian government. The link to this story seems to work intermittently.

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