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The Ministry of defence of the USA has included Russia in the list of countries with whom it is prohibited to conduct space launches. The ban will take effect from 1 January 2023, writes “Interfax” with reference to the Federal register of the United States.
It is noted that in 2023 in the United States banned will be the use of Russian launch vehicles and the implementation of commercial launches of satellites jointly with Russia. New restrictions are imposed relative to satellites and their launch into orbit to provide satellite communications services. In this list also include China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and Sudan.
Along with this, the Pentagon has banned contracts with foreign States on commercial satellite services because they “would create an unacceptable risk in the field of cybersecurity for the United States”.
In April, acting Minister of defense Patrick Shanahan said that because of the actions of Russia and China “space is no longer a refuge, and a battlefield.” Then he declared that Washington does not intend to just watch and it will work.
In 2019 to be held commercial launch of the American technology satellite MEV-1 (Mission Extension Vehicle 1) on the rocket “proton-M”.
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