1030689233
December 17, 2014
Categories: Roscosmos, Russia, Space, USA

NPO Energomash concluded with American Corporation Orbital Science a contract for delivery of RD-181 engines to be used for the first stage of Antares rocket from 2015.

“We undertook to deliver 60 engines. At the present time we have a firm contract for 20 engines we have already started implementing. Thus we will deliver the first two engines in June 2015. This is the direct contract between Orbital Sciences Corporation and NPO Energomash, – Roscosmos spokesman reported.

The sum of the contract amounts to about 1 billion dollars, including not only the price of the engine itself but the whole range of services: flight preparations, installation on the rocket and testing.

The spokesman stated that RD-181 engine was developed by Energomash especially for Antares.

 

More from this category:
NK_33
February 18, 2014

Russian Security Council approved the decision to deliver NK-33 rocket engines to USA where it will be used for Antares rockets. The issue has been…

full story
Khrunichev
December 3, 2013

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree on creation of United Rocket and Space Corporation on the basis of JSC “Scientific research institute for space…

full story
image85761
April 17, 2014

Egyptian EgyptSat-2 (previously named MisrSat-2, E-Star) Earth remote sensing satellite launched from Baikonur spaceport with the help of Soyuz-U separated from the booster. The launch…

full story
1015174072
July 9, 2014

Russia performed the first test launch of new Angara-1.2PP light booster, the first ecologically friendly booster that has been designed since USSR collapse, – the…

full story
3RYfdr_FhF0
October 22, 2014

On October 21, 2014, at 19.09, Moscow time, Russian space industry launching crews  successfully launched Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM6 telecommunication space…

full story
917384474
August 22, 2014

Russia and USA interrupted cooperation in the field of space exploration particularly the agreement for joint protection against asteroids but it won’t prevent private cooperation B612…

full story
glonass-m
November 28, 2013

3 launches of GLONASS navigational system satellites are planned for 2014, – Aerospace Defense Force commander major-general Alexander Golovko stated. The commander specified that 3…

full story
Progress-to-sink
July 26, 2013

RIA Novosti – Fragments of Russia’s Progress M-18M space freighter sunk safely in the Pacific Ocean after re-entering the atmosphere on Friday, a spokesman for…

full story