International Affairs

Read Fact Sheet on U.S. Use of Russian-made Rocket Engines

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A fact sheet issued by the Space Foundation details U.S. use of Russian-made rocket engines, addressing concerns of some policy makers and the public.

This Space Foundation-created fact sheet provides such information as:

  • which Russian rocket engines are in use within U.S. space launch programs
  • the heritage of the engines
  • technical and performance characteristics of each engine
  • why these engines were selected for use
  • typical payloads for the launch vehicles using the Russian engine
  • how many engines have flown for each program
  • how many engines are at present in inventory

As with our annual publication The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, the Space Foundation is providing information to help policymakers arrive at informed decisions without the Space Foundation asserting a particular policy direction.

Read the fact sheet here.

The Space Foundation provides information and testimony to support civil, commercial and national-security space policies. Our goal is improved understanding of space issues and a more constructive space-policy dialog.

Through our Washington, D.C., office, the Space Foundation conducts a broad range of programs to educate policymakers about the complex space-related topics they must address, and to ensure that the industry is well-informed on critical space-policy issues.

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 5).

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