Corporation “Roskosmos” shifted the blame for the failed launches of satellites on Ukrainian producers.
In addition, they claim that after the imposition of sanctions the share of Russian space technology was only a third of the planned last year.
According to the annual report of the Corporation, the share of Russian exports of missile and space technology was at the end of 2017 to reach 24.5% of the world, but in fact this figure was 8.5%.
“Roscosmos” explains that the sanctions and the fall of the ruble, which has failed to equip with the technique of “high-quality imported equipment”.
Also, the company complained about competition from private American space companies, especially SpaceX, they say, “Roskosmos” were to launch 25 vehicles, and in fact launched only 17, as Ukrainian manufacturers do not put the components or delay manufacturing of the carrier rocket.
In particular, it is reported that year was postponed the launch of communication satellites “Gonets-M” for the fact that Ukraine has not supplied the components for the upper stage “breeze-KM” and for this reason, in 2018 was moved to launch one of two devices remote sensing Sentinel-3B.
The report also says that “due to the delay of manufacturing of the carrier rocket of the Ukrainian production” was disrupted the launch of Ukrainian satellite “Lybid”.
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We will remind, the head of NASA has set a tough ultimatum.As reported by “Know.ia” in the occupied territories EN masse refuse from the so-called “passports “DNR”. Also “Know.ia” in Ukraine, at the time of the imposition of martial law, it is prohibited the entry of Russians.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.