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Roscosmos failed plan to export, accusing Ukraine

"Роскосмос" провалил план по экспорту, обвинив в этом УкраинуThe share of Russian export in the world amounted to slightly less than 9%, which is three times less than the plan

The share of Russian exports of missile and space technology in 2017 amounted to 8.5% of the global figure, which is almost three times lower than planned. This is stated in the report on the activities of the Corporation “Rosatom” in 2017.

The level of Russian exports on the basis of 2017 has decreased even in comparison with the figure 2016 (8.8 percent of world exports).

The decline in exports of “Roscosmos” explains sanctions and the fall of the ruble, which has failed to equip with the technique of “high-quality imported equipment”. Problems with the launch vehicles associated with the competition from private American space companies, especially SpaceX, offered by the alleged “dumping prices” for space launches.

In addition, “Roskosmos” says that of the 25 planned was only 17 launches of spacecraft. In three cases, failure was explained by the fact that Ukrainian producers have not supplied the components or delay manufacturing of the carrier rocket. As an example, cited the postponement of the launch of communication satellites “Gonets-M” due to the fact that Ukraine has not supplied the components for the upper stage. For this reason, in 2018 was moved and the launch of one of the two devices remote sensing Sentinel-3B (this satellite was eventually launched at the end of April). It is also reported that thwarted the launch of Ukrainian satellite “Lybid”. The report says that it occurred “in connection with the delay the manufacture of the carrier rocket of the Ukrainian production.”

Recall that last year, Roskosmos, announced that from 2019 will refuse to launch vehicles with the Ukrainian control system when launching manned spacecraft to the International space station.

As for the Ukrainian satellite “Lybid”, at the beginning of this year, “Yuzhmash” expected to receive from Russia 8,245 million dollars that will be spent to complete construction of the rocket “Zenit-2SLБ” for the launch of the satellite “Lybid”.

The contract on creation of the satellite “Lybid” in December 2009 signed the National space Agency of Ukraine and the canadian company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd. The total amount of the contract amounted to $ 254 million.

Start carrier rocket “Zenit-3SLB” with the Ukrainian satellite from the Baikonur launch site was planned in 2011, but the launch still took place. Now the device is kept in Russia, in ASC name Reshetnev. In July 2016, the ISS General Director Nikolai Testoedov notified of the imminent expiration of warranty storage satellite.

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