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Alan Browne May 16th 14 11:59 PM

Russia threatening US with withdrawal of MK-33 and RD-180 engines
 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...sia-continues/
or http://tinyurl.com/pl5928s

So Marcelo, this should give SpaceX some added boost.

--
"Big data can reduce anything to a single number,
but you shouldn’t be fooled by the appearance of exactitude."
-Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, NYT, 2014.04.07


Marcelo Pacheco May 17th 14 10:37 AM

Russia threatening US with withdrawal of MK-33 and RD-180 engines
 
Sounds like a lot of posturing, what Russia doesn't want another billion American dollars ?

Plus ULA already stated they have a two year stockpile of RD180s.

Orbital Sciences uses NK33 for the Antares rocket, seems to have over 20 in stockpile.

The key fact was the injunction was dropped. I'm sure when the time comes the Ruskies will want the money.

The Russian economy is extremely weak, if Europe stops buying their gas, they will be in serious trouble.

Oh the curse of having lots of oil and gas, the economy molds around money from from that resource, cleptocracy sets in, and when the money stops flowing, all hell breaks loose.

Marcelo

On Friday, May 16, 2014 7:59:16 PM UTC-3, Alan Browne wrote:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...sia-continues/

or http://tinyurl.com/pl5928s



So Marcelo, this should give SpaceX some added boost.



--

"Big data can reduce anything to a single number,

but you shouldn't be fooled by the appearance of exactitude."

-Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, NYT, 2014.04.07



Alan Browne May 17th 14 01:40 PM

Russia threatening US with withdrawal of MK-33 and RD-180 engines
 
On 2014.05.17, 05:37 , Marcelo Pacheco wrote:
Sounds like a lot of posturing, what Russia doesn't want another
billion American dollars ?

Plus ULA already stated they have a two year stockpile of RD180s.

Orbital Sciences uses NK33 for the Antares rocket, seems to have over
20 in stockpile.


You seem to have this blind spot where space launch planning is
concerned. Each launch is planned years in advance and is a project in
itself. It's not oil at the refinery tank farm.

Don't top post.


The key fact was the injunction was dropped. I'm sure when the time
comes the Ruskies will want the money.

The Russian economy is extremely weak, if Europe stops buying their
gas, they will be in serious trouble.

Oh the curse of having lots of oil and gas, the economy molds around
money from from that resource, cleptocracy sets in, and when the
money stops flowing, all hell breaks loose.

Marcelo

On Friday, May 16, 2014 7:59:16 PM UTC-3, Alan Browne wrote:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...sia-continues/



or http://tinyurl.com/pl5928s



So Marcelo, this should give SpaceX some added boost.



--

"Big data can reduce anything to a single number,

but you shouldn't be fooled by the appearance of exactitude."

-Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, NYT, 2014.04.07




--
"Big data can reduce anything to a single number,
but you shouldn’t be fooled by the appearance of exactitude."
-Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis, NYT, 2014.04.07



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