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Showing posts with label Russian RD-180 Rocket Engine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russian RD-180 Rocket Engine. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

House committee approves more 'Russian-made rocket engines' for Decatur joint venture


House committee approves more rockets for Decatur joint venture


Article Excerpt: "... House Armed Services Committee approved a defense policy bill early Thursday morning that would increase the cap on the amount of Russian-made rocket engines to be used in U.S. national security satellite launches handled by a Decatur-based joint venture. But the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, faces ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sen. McCain blames Sen. Shelby and others for relying on Russian rockets


Sen. McCain assails Pentagon for relying on Russian rockets


Article Excerpt: "... McCain said the Pentagon has actively sought to undermine the committee's direction to limit that risk and end the use of the Russian RD-180 engines by the end of this decade. McCain also blamed the U.S. contractor that acquires the engines, United Launch Alliance, and two senators who support the company, Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for thwarting the committee's instructions ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com