USA choose Russian engines

USA choose Russian engines

Samara enterprise "Kuznetsov" concluded the preparatory contract Washington to supply 50 NC-33 — Power plants, designed for Russian lunar applets.

Option (resolution) for the supply of up to 2020 indicated the number of engines awarded to the American company "Orbital Sciences» (Orbital Sciences), produces satellites and launch vehicles, and the company "Aerojet" (Aerojet), one of the biggest manufacturers in the U.S. missile engines . Refers to the preparatory arrangements, as optional contract implies the right, but not the obligation on the buyer to make a purchase in advance certain criteria. Two modified engine NC-33 used in the first stage developed in the United States under a contract with NASA rocket "Antares" (project title "Taurus-2"). The carrier is designed to deliver cargo to the ISS. First its launch in 2013. NK-33 engine designed for launch vehicle H1, which was to deliver the Russian astronauts on the moon.

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