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The state Corporation “Roscosmos” has published a report for 2017, which identifies the cause of the failure. One of them was the activities of the company SpaceX, headed by Elon Musk.
So, with a planned percentage of exports of Russian rocket-space technology in the total world exports at 24.5 percent, the actual Roscosmos reached 8.5 percent. Prior to, 2016, the proportion was 8.8 per cent. Among the reasons for the failure in the segment of the spacecraft called “entrance of private firms in the U.S. with the assistance of the state on the world launch services market with dumping prices of space launch (including the company SpaceX with the family of launch vehicles Falcon)”.
Also achievement of results “Roscosmos” prevented sanctions: “in the segment spacecraft — obstruction of equipment of the Russian KA high-quality imported equipment, due to the sanctions policy of Western countries and the depreciation of the ruble against world currencies”. States that “currently, the industry measures of import substitution and reduce operating costs.”
Before publishing the report, the head of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin told that “Roscosmos” is the record scale of financial irregularities. According to him, the Corporation holding improper procurement procedures, overcharging, not using the accounts for months, and also during the inspection it was found that a few billion lost, “that is, in fact, steal”.
At the end of November General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin announced plans to visit the U.S. in the second half of February and expressed a desire to meet with Musk: “it is interesting to Me and as a great adventurer and like a good engineer.” Prior to that, he said that Musk is engaged in “pure dumping”, the selling starts from 50-60 million dollars. He also said that for every start-up of the Pentagon is paying SpaceX about $ 150 million.
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