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United Launch Alliance Statement on Russian Rocket Engine Statements

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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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ULA and our NPO Energomash supplier in Russia are not aware of any restrictions.  However, if recent news reports are accurate, it affirms that SpaceX's irresponsible actions have created unnecessary distractions, threatened U.S. military satellite operations, and undermined our future relationship with the International Space Station.

We are hopeful that our two nations will engage in productive conversations over the coming months that will resolve the matter quickly.

ULA and our Department of Defense customers have always prepared contingency plans in the event of a supply disruption.  ULA has two launch vehicles that can support all of customers' needs.  We also maintain a two-year inventory of engines to enable a smooth transition to our other rocket, Delta, which has all U.S.-produced rocket engines.

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