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Roscosmos client went to billionaire Elon Musk
Known operator Iridium got tired of waiting permission to launch their satellites on Russian rocket "Dnepr" and appealed to the company SpaceX world-famous billionaire Ilona Mask, He writes the newspaper. Ru ". Start value $30 million will take place at the Falcon rocket.
Edition of Space news called the reason of delaying the Russian Red tape. However,, He writes the newspaper. Ru ", the true cause of failure in the launch of American satellites may be associated not so much with the red tape, but with the political situation.
"It is a political question», said publication of the knowledgeable source.
The reason for the refusal in startup can occur and in the specifics of the Iridium communication satellites, According to the newspaper. Ru ", because the Russian Government permission is given for each launch. The point is that, that company Iridium has agreed to maintain the interests of the United States Defense Ministry. In particular, the second generation of satellites placed the payload of an American missile attack warning system.
In June 2015 year, Roskosmos signed the largest contract to run British telecommunications satellites with rockets-carriers «souz». As reported by Kommersant, due to launch services within the scope of this contract Russia will receive more than $ 1 billion. And in August of the same year, Roskosmos requested 900 billion rubles for the development of spaceports.