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Energomash to supply U.S. with new rocket engines

Staff Writer |
Russian engine maker Energomash has signed a new contract to supply four RD-181 rocket engines to U.S. aerospace firm Orbital ATK by 2021 for its Antares rocket, the Kommersant newspaper wrote.

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The new contract comes despite Russian lawmakers suggesting Russia could stop selling the U.S. rocket engine as part of its response to a new round of U.S. sanctions.

The United States is Energomash’s only market for this class of rocket engine, the newspaper said.

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia's Roscosmos space agency, said Russia did not intend to stop mutually beneficial cooperation with the United States, the paper wrote. â– 

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