Reply to post: RD-180 - Russian Built

Dickens' forgotten spaceship classic: A Tale of Three Missions

Hopalong

RD-180 - Russian Built

The RD-180 is actually built in Russia. The ULA has a license to build them in the US, but the bean counters must have decided it was better to leave the production of a critical bit of defence infrastructure in Russia.

I wonder if ULA are getting a bit nervous in case Vulcan is not ready before they run out of RD-180's for Altas V.

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