Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin ironically spoke about the position of U.S. Senator John McCain, who said that the crash of the Falcon 9 rocket should not change the U.S. policy on the non-use of the Russian RD-180 engines.
The collapse of the American Falcon 9 rocket production organization SpaceX and equipped with American engines happened Sunday about 3 minutes after launch that resulted in the loss of the Dragon capsule with cargo to the ISS.
The Republican Senator, who heads the Senate Committee on armed forces, once again tried to persuade the Congress to consider the performance space programs of the USA without dependence on Russia.
The RD-180 used in the first stage of U.S. missiles Atlas, and as long as the U.S. industry does not produce analogues.
The chamber authorized the U.S. Congress in the early winter of 2014 in the form of anti-Russian measures on the events in Ukraine adopted the McCain amendment, which provides for full refusal of the U.S. rocket engines RD-180 to 2019. An exception is made to contract by a consortium of Boeing and Lockheed Martin with the Russian NGO "Energomash" until 2019.
While stating that the Congress allocated $ 220 million for the development of new American engines.
Falcon 9 (Falcon 9 " ) - American one-time booster of the Falcon family, developed by a private firm SpaceX. It is planned that the Rocket can be used for delivery to the space of both goods and people. Under a contract with NASA, SpaceX is committed until 2016 to implement 12 launches to the ISS. In September 2014 together with the Boeing Firm has won a contract price of approximately 6, 8 billion dollars for the implementation of manned flights to the ISS. Read more in
The Falcon 9 rocket can also be used to launch into space commercial manned spacecraft (PKA) Dragon and its cargo counterpart, designed to deliver cargo to the ISS. These ships are also designed by the firm SpaceX. Read more in
The crash of the Falcon 9 was the third cosmic catastrophe in the US for the last time. At the end of October 2014 at the start of the exploded Rocket Antares, and a few days later during a test flight crashed suborbital SpaceShipTwo vehicle. Read more in