miketheterrible wrote:And Elon Musk wouldn't be anywhere if he didn't get the $3B of subsidies and free tech from NASA.
Rogozin is rather new at roscosmos and is fixing the fuckuos from 1999 till now. I know for a fact you aren't even half the man he is. I would like to know your credentials.
He is repairing a company that was a husk. It takes longer than you think. 2018 till now he has been in roscosmos. And there will be 4 angaras this year with two launches and two early next year. Pretty good considering the organization was barely alive with embezzlements everywhere in the rocket industry till 2018 and so many people ended up going to jail.
As said, for America to be competitive, they ban shit.
Other companies in the USA also had access to a lot more subsidies than that and free tech from NASA and went nowhere.
Do you see Boeing Starliner in service? Perhaps you should read how much NASA paid Boeing for Starliner and how much they paid SpaceX for Dragon V2.
NASA awarded Boeing $4.2 billion USD and SpaceX $2.6 billion USD.
NASA also made things a lot easier for Boeing requiring less tests before it could be used for manned flight. Tests which cost money and time.
A lot of people in the industry think the idea was to make sure Boeing would get a capsule into the station before SpaceX. Boeing still failed.
As for my credentials I'll only tell you I have better technical credentials than Rogozin. I am not a deputy prime minister who got a PhD from a government school while he was in office. It does not matter either because I am not a specialist in the space industry.
As for Angara launches this year I'll be waiting sitting down for those four launches.
Even the Russian military doesn't trust the rocket enough to put a precious satellite on it. Pathetic.
This makes it at least three launches with mass simulators.
With regards to US bans the Russian space industry lost the segment way before the bans were put into place. If anyone should complain about US bans it would be the Chinese.
Yet the Chinese managed to surpass both the US and Russia in number of launches.
You complain about SpaceX getting state subsidies. I am sure Russian launch providers get zero money from the Russian military industrial complex then.
How many of the launches Proton and Soyuz made were military launches? Even NASA paid for several Soyuz launches.