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Another 4 engine went to the USA. How long does NASA plan to fly the RD-180?

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The United States received from Russia the next four engines RD-180, produced by NPO Energomash, the press service of the company reports.


Another 4 engine went to the USA. How long does NASA plan to fly the RD-180?


According to Energomash's press release, four RD-180 engines produced at the enterprise were handed over to representatives of Pratt & Whitney, United Launch Alliance. The engine forms were signed by the American side after almost two weeks of checking the engines and their accompanying documents by representatives of NASA and the US Air Force. Engines are being prepared for shipment.

As explained at the Russian enterprise, this is the second batch of RD-180 engines, transferred to the American side this year. The first four RD-180 were transferred to the USA in April. The next delivery will be in November of this year, then the United States will receive three Russian engines.

The new agreement for the supply of engines to the USA in July of this year will be valid until the 2022 of the year and provides for the supply of 20 RD-180. After 2022, NASA plans to switch to BE-4 domestic engines from the American company Blue Origin, owned by the founder of one of the largest online retailers Amazon and the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos. BE-4 engines will be installed on the Vulcan Centaur’s new generation of rockets. The first launch of such a rocket will take place in 2020 year.
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  1. donavi49
    donavi49 31 October 2018 13: 48
    +1
    4 corporations on the Atlas will be launched. Until the Volcano is issued at VE4.
    Mashk - at any time, or rather, not at any time, he has a lineup for launches.
  2. Warrior with machine gun
    Warrior with machine gun 31 October 2018 13: 50
    +8
    "Great", they give us sanctions and smut wherever possible, and we give them rocket engines and the permission of their smut, some kind of madhouse.
    1. Fedor egoist
      Fedor egoist 31 October 2018 14: 12
      +7
      We sell high-tech goods for good money. Do not consider Americans dumber than they are. They can do it themselves, just Russian ones at times cheaper. It would be the Russian Federation a monopoly in rocket engine technology - now only our satellites would fly))
      But there is a real chance for YaEDU to become real monopolists, without jokes. But this is still 5-7 years. While it is necessary to sell junk))
    2. Semen1972
      Semen1972 31 October 2018 15: 49
      -1
      Quote: Warrior with machine gun
      "Great", they give us sanctions and smut wherever possible, and we give them rocket engines and the permission of their smut, some kind of madhouse.

      And also ... it’s even scary to think ... it’s getting dark in my eyes from this thought .. We are buying their Boeing and iPhones !!!! Here are the brains of people who fly or not ?? And if there is a special chip, so that the planes with the Russians fall ????
      1. asv363
        asv363 1 November 2018 10: 15
        0
        Does anyone in the state have any intention to revive domestic aircraft construction, to raise the same IL-96-400? And on the topic of deliveries of RD-180, I remember the assertion that, in principle, they can be installed on far from peaceful missiles.
        1. Semen1972
          Semen1972 1 November 2018 11: 39
          -2
          Quote: asv363
          raise the same IL-96-400?

          And where does the state, dear? Our state is not engaged in air transportation. Or is it necessary to cut money for medicine and make planes "for storage" ??
  3. Turuk
    Turuk 31 October 2018 13: 50
    -1
    Who will explain to me: Why are we "trampled" with sanctions in many areas, and we sell rocket engines to them? Somehow it is not logical.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2018 13: 51
      +3
      Quote: Turuk
      Who will explain to me:

      Vova ..
      1. Killemall
        Killemall 31 October 2018 14: 13
        +2
        I think that he can answer that 10 lyam apiece are normal grandmas in the budget. It seems that you, Andrey Yuryevich, are ready to finance the industry by personal means in comparable amounts.
        1. Gardamir
          Gardamir 31 October 2018 14: 19
          +3
          normal grandmas in the budget.
          that is, now there is money? Or hold on anyway?
          1. Killemall
            Killemall 31 October 2018 14: 50
            0
            that is, now they "are", but it would be "no" if the contracts were broken.
            1. Gardamir
              Gardamir 31 October 2018 14: 53
              -1
              that is, now they "are", but it would be "no"
              1 no money, but you hold on. 2 no money, so we will postpone your retirement age. So grandmas in the budget, no reason to rejoice grandfathers.
    2. Bull Terrier
      Bull Terrier 31 October 2018 13: 54
      -1
      Because they were created under the Atlases and besides them no one needs them.
    3. Tomich3
      Tomich3 31 October 2018 14: 16
      +4
      because Kommersant
      The leading Russian manufacturer of rocket engines, the Khimki NPO Energomash, recognized strong financial dependence on US orders. About this in an interview with Izvestia told the Director General of the company Igor Arbuzov.

      “Today, foreign contracts provide more than half of the proceeds, the rest is government orders. The bulk of the revenue comes from the supply of rocket engines in the US - RD-180 for the United Launch Alliance and RD-181 for Orbital ATK, ”he said.
      1. Semen1972
        Semen1972 31 October 2018 15: 54
        0
        Quote: Tomic3
        “Today, foreign contracts provide more than half of the proceeds, the rest is government orders. The bulk of the revenue comes from the supply of rocket engines in the US - RD-180 for the United Launch Alliance and RD-181 for Orbital ATK, ”he said.

        It is better to chop off a hand than to continue infection. Close the production !!!!! Better to nobody than sailors !!!!! People better let them go ... felt boots ... the winter will be cold, there is demand !!!!
    4. Semen1972
      Semen1972 31 October 2018 15: 52
      -1
      Quote: Turuk
      Who will explain to me: Why are we "trampled" with sanctions in many areas,

      Maybe because they pay us money for them? I understand you correctly that you have no questions about gas sales to Ukraine and Europe ???? )))) Do you have any questions about selling Boeing for purchase?)) I hope you are consistent and don’t buy their phones, don’t watch their movies, don’t read their books and don’t listen to their music .. but I know such ... anti-Americans .. with iPhones and a MacBook about ... it's funny to look at these)
    5. Ryzhik
      Ryzhik 31 October 2018 17: 38
      +3
      Who will explain to me: Why are we "trampled" with sanctions in many areas, and we sell rocket engines to them? Somehow it is not logical.

      I will explain as an employee of an enterprise. It was due to the sale of the RD-180 to the Americans that the company survived after the 90s and the "fat" XNUMXs. I am sorry to add that under the terms of the contract, the production technology was transferred along with the engines. Itself there at the time of signing, however, with a candle was not, these are rumors, I will make a reservation. Another thing is that so far it has not been possible to implement it in practice. And the fatherland will not buy engines, because "there is no money." It is much more interesting what will become of the enterprise when these engines are no longer purchased. What measures will the effective managers of Roscosmos take to preserve the unique production? Which ones have already been adopted? What is the net profit? And so on ... In general, there is a crisis in the country, friends.
      1. asv363
        asv363 1 November 2018 10: 37
        0
        The INF Treaty seems to be covered. You will produce other engines for other missiles, if suddenly the RD-180/181 does not fit.
        1. Ryzhik
          Ryzhik 1 November 2018 10: 47
          +2
          No, I don’t think so. Our company specializes in rocket engines, and RSDs (pioneers and perchings) have turbojet engines.
  4. Dersturm
    Dersturm 31 October 2018 14: 07
    +1
    Hole then at least drilled in the engines ??? What would the score be 1: 4))
  5. Dr.KonradMorgen
    Dr.KonradMorgen 31 October 2018 15: 08
    0
    How long does NASA plan to fly the RD-180?

    By the 2023rd inclusive - and this is absolutely not secret.
  6. Elephant
    Elephant 31 October 2018 15: 44
    +1
    Americans are able to count their money, unlike some of the Russian Federation. Therefore, they do not want to invest in the production of RD-180 analogues, but will move to a new stage in the development of spacecraft ...
  7. igorra
    igorra 31 October 2018 15: 52
    -1
    Our engines fly there quietly, but we fall. And doubts somehow run up about our "crooked" pens. Can naughty and strangers indulge?
    1. Semen1972
      Semen1972 1 November 2018 11: 41
      -2
      Quote: igorra
      Maybe playful and strangers indulge in?

      Listen ... but surely ... The puzzle came together ... !!!! And so in everything, damn it, but I thought, where did we get this for now .. And this is the playful hands of enemies !!!! Tomorrow I'll start to beat with a stick !!!!
    2. Semen1972
      Semen1972 1 November 2018 11: 41
      -2
      Quote: igorra
      Maybe playful and strangers indulge in?

      Listen ... but surely ... The puzzle came together ... !!!! And so in everything, damn it, but I thought, where did we get this for now .. And this is the playful hands of enemies !!!! Tomorrow I'll start to beat with a stick !!!!