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Russia targets space projects in response to U.S. high-tech sanctions
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Posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Russia targets space projects in response to U.S. high-tech sanctions

Reuters 4 hours ago

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will bar the United States from using Russian-made rocket engines for military satellite launches, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday, retaliating for sanctions on high-tech equipment which Washington has imposed over the Ukraine crisis.

He also said Russia would reject a U.S. request to prolong the use of the International Space Station beyond 2020.

Russia pledged to respond in kind when the United States said last month that it would deny export licenses for any high-technology items that could aid Russian military capabilities and would revoke existing licenses.

Moscow's measures would affect MK-33 and RD-180 engines which Russia supplies to the United States, Rogozin told a news conference. "We are ready to deliver these engines but on one condition that they will not be used to launch military satellites," he said.

Washington wants to keep the International Space Station, a $100 billion orbital outpost that is a project of 15 nations and a showcase of Russian-U.S. cooperation, flying until at least 2024, four years beyond the previous target.

In spite of differences on foreign policy and security matters, Washington and Moscow have cooperated extensively on space exploration. Russian Soyuz spacecraft are the only way astronauts can get to the space station, whose crews include both Americans and Russians.

Rogozin also said Russia will suspend the operation of GPS satellite navigation system sites in Russia from June and seek talks with Washington on opening similar sites in the United States for Russia's own system, Glonass.

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1 posted on 05/13/2014 12:07:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Followed by Red Line......


2 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sanctions have consequences.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 12:10:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Thank you Obama for destroying America’s space program...


4 posted on 05/13/2014 12:13:20 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Calling SpaceX, Calling SpaceX.......


5 posted on 05/13/2014 12:19:15 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, what a tangled web we weave....

There was always a reason for the apparently wasteful and duplicative programs this nation once followed in so many fields. But with “globalization”, these were abandoned as “too expensive”.

Now we have to start all over again. And this time from far behind.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 12:19:51 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: alloysteel
Its not like anybody ever warned us that this sort of thing would come back and bite us in the ass.

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7 posted on 05/13/2014 12:28:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2banana

Thank you Obama for destroying America’s space program...

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According to his plan all along.

If its bad for America, Obama is for it.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 12:37:32 PM PDT by Starboard
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9 posted on 05/13/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A blind squirrel could have predicted this, and Obama is undoubtedly pleased. He can further damage the US and blame the Russians at the same time.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 12:46:56 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Sub-Driver

This should have been sooooo obvious.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 12:53:37 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

I used to not understand when libertarians would ask why the US Government gave NASA a monopoly on US space exploration. Surely, I thought, space is so complex and important, the Federal Government MUST be involved.

Now, I see that with the Federal Government and NASA in charge, the USA is effectively out of the space-business.

Reminds of the Milton Friedman quote - put a Federal Agency in charge of the Saraha Desert, and before long, we’ll have a shortage of sand.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek

We could have launched our next moon program on the energy of those opposed to the policy we adopted.

Nobody would listen.

Our own team in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House did very little to stave this off.

As Conservatives, we should be ashamed of those who have claimed to represent us.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 1:02:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Sub-Driver

soebarkah doesn’t care. It’s haram for muslims to concern themselves with goings-on outside this world, at least until global sharia is achieved.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 1:19:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

Good.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 1:26:55 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To elaborate, we should be relying on hardware from our own U.S.A. and nations proven to be more friendly.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 1:28:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Even many “friendly” nations don’t hesitate to seize the advantage when we’re in need.

Back in 08 Duncan Hunter ran down a whole list of countries that screwed us due to their opposition to the Iraq war or just the opportunity to gouge us. Switzerland refused to sell us computer chips that went into guidance systems for cruise missiles. We ended up having China make them for us. China jacked up the price on armor grade steel. Fortunately we found a manufacturer of the steel here.

The simple fact is that we need to be a whole lot more self sufficient.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 1:37:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ISS has nothing to do with making Muslims feel good about themselves so no great loss to NASA.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 1:47:40 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: PGR88

The Feds didn’t make the Atlas V use the (Russian) RD-180 engine. That was a decision Lockheed-Martin/Boeing reached, one more example of how wonderful “offshoring” and “outsourcing” is. It was cheap, you know.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 2:16:58 PM PDT by Campion
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the info, and agreed.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 6:37:39 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Robe

BUMP!


21 posted on 05/13/2014 7:02:00 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Sub-Driver

We still have a couple of American rocket builders. First amongst them is Space X. Screw the crony capitalists. Go Space X!


22 posted on 05/13/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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23 posted on 05/13/2014 9:34:27 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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