Partners in space: Russia now ready to supply rocket engines to China, Elon Musk may require Russian expertise


Russia will strengthen its cooperation with China in supplying rocket engines to China, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Russian space chief Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday that Russia would be ready to supply rocket engines to China.

“I think it’s a good idea because the idea can be put into a scope of cooperation in space exploration,” Hu said during the first UN conference on law and space policy.

He also said that cooperation between Russia and China should extend to issues related to this area of ​​exploitation.

“China and Russia are very good friends and all bilateral […] cooperation should extend into space. We see this as a great initiative,” Hu said.

He added that space cooperation between Russia and China will cover research and engineering.

The conference is co-hosted by the UN Office for Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Russian government. The organization of the event is held by Roscosmos in Moscow. The conference began on Tuesday and lasts until Thursday.

Linking back to Roscosmos, Elon Musk’s elaboration in the multiple-use missile sphere is based on Soviet technologies, stated Russia’s leading builder of launch systems, deputy director of the Roscosmos Research Institute, one of the leading missile ideologues and builders of the Angara generation, Alexandr Medvedev.

“All of these dynamic rocket systems and parachute systems actually came into being in our country, and then the Americans did it all successfully.What has been done by Musk for many decades has been studied and proposed by scientists, Russian engineers and builders,” Medvedev said at the scientific conference in Moscow.

In September 2016, the SpaceX leader told the world about his far-reaching plans for the colonization of Mars, in which he planned to craft a superheated rocket and an entire fleet of a thousand interplanetary spacecraft that would be used by multiple and should carry around one million people to Mars by the end of the century.

The main objective of the whole process, according to Musk himself, will be the creation on Mars of an autonomous city independent of the Earth, with a population of more than one million people, that would be self-sufficient in all that is necessary for life and a true society like the one existing on Earth.

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