USA have a supply of Russian RD-180 engines for launches of its rockets Atlas-5 years ahead, and it is unclear whether they are still of their order, told RIA Novosti the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.
Liquid rocket engine RD-180 NPO "Energomash" used in the first stage of the rocket Atlas-5. In the United States to replace the Atlas-5 rocket being developed by Vulcan, at the first step which will be installed engines of the BE-4 company Blue Origin. On Saturday it became known about the delivery of the first test of the engine BE-4.
"Roscosmos" in the near future can begin the formation of the holding company on the basis of rocketry Rocket-space Corporation "Energy", in this case, the acting General Director of "Energy" Igor Ozar will lead the integrated structure, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
"Will be headed by an integrated structure of a newly appointed head of the "Energy" Igor Ozar", he added, noting that after completing all procedures in "Roskosmos" the decision will be submitted for approval by the leadership of the country.
Two dozen of the world's most powerful liquid engine RD-171МВ is expected to produce until 2027 for a new launch vehicle middle class "Soyuz-5", according to "Roskosmos".
"Company "the proton-PM" has concluded two contracts with the NGO "Energomash" for the production of castings for the engine RD-171МВ of steel and titanium alloys... In the framework of development work "Phoenix" (the creation of the rocket "Soyuz-5" - ed.) until November 2021, "the proton-PM" undertakes to produce 29 items and four steel names titanium castings for three engines," - said in a statement on the website of Roskosmos.