Rogozin called the condition for the resumption of dialogue between Roscosmos and NASA

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Dmitry Rogozin

"Roskosmos" will resume negotiations on cooperation with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) only if sanctions are lifted, said on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel head of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin.

“Yesterday I was informed that Senator [Bill] Nelson, who heads NASA, wants to talk to me by phone. What to talk about? Nothing really to talk about. Let the sanctions lift their illegal ones first,— he said.

Nelson was a Florida state senator from 2001 to 2019. He headed NASA in April 2021.

Rogozin recalled that restrictive measures were also introduced against enterprises that are related to the operation of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS).

After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Western countries imposed several packages of sanctions against Russia, which, among other things, affected the export of electronics and technologies for the aerospace industry.

In addition, Roskosmos enterprises fell under the restrictive measures of the EU: the Progress Rocket and Space Center; (develops, manufactures and operates Soyuz-2 launch vehicles), the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIIMash) and the Russian Space Systems holding company. (JSC «RKS»). At the same time, Britain imposed sanctions against the State Missile Center. Academician V.P. Makeev, defense enterprise “Titan-Barricades” and Salavat Chemical Plant.

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Rogozin noted that when restrictive measures were introduced countries were guided by the sanctions lists already in force in the United States.

In response to the Roscosmos sanctions, stopped carrying out launches from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana and refused to launch satellites of the British OneWeb from Baikonur. In addition, Russia has stopped deliveries of the RD-180 and RD-181 engines, which the United States uses for the Atlans-5 rocket. and the first stage of the Antares rocket. Also Roskosmos decided to convert settlements under external contracts into rubles.

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Dmitry Rogozin

official, politician, head of Roscosmos

December 21, 1963

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