After the collapse of the American rocket, the Falcon 9 with the Dragon capsule on Board the only means of cargo delivery to the International space station to the Russian "Soyuz". This incident once again proved that the space sector does not tolerate politicized decisions.
Washington was one of ideological inspirers of punishment, which restrict the interaction of States on many issues. One of them was the space sector, but the majority of experts stress the futility of homologous steps.
Another proof of this is the collapse of the American carrier rocket Falcon 9 with the space truck Dragon on Board. "It's time employees in the U.S. to think about the logic of their punishment against the Russian Federal space Agency. In space, the politicking has no place," he wrote on his own Twitter page Vice-Premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin.
Recall that an American missile was supposed to deliver cargo to the ISS from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 10:21 local time (17:21 on capital. - Approx. ed.), exploded after 2 and a half minutes after the start. Its fragments scattered over the Atlantic ocean.
The proposed NASA Roscosmos help. Part of the American cargo to the ISS may be sent to the Russian "Progress" on 3 July. Considering the opinions of experts, the loss of the Dragon will create substantial difficulties in ensuring the American segment of the space station.
Dragon was to deliver to the station about 2 tons of cargo, even food, equipment and materials for scientific experiments, and in addition suits planned for the coming months exits American astronauts into space. After a few weeks in orbit, the ship had to return to Earth. Under a contract with NASA for $ 1.6 billion Dragon had to make 12 flights to the ISS through 2016.
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