Russia drops plans to build a replacement for Soyuz rocket

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Russia has dropped its plans to build a replacement for its Soyuz rocket.

This is not the first time that the Russians have abandoned plans to come up with a new rocket, which suggests once again that — as successful as their space effort has been — they lack the ability to come up with new product. This in turn makes vulnerable the Russians’ market share in commercial space.


One comment

  • Kelly Starks

    Really their success has been on just living off the soviet era dregs. They can’t even maintain a trained staff at their centers, or pay the saleries a lot of the time. Even keeping the Soyuz lines and facilities going may well be impossible forlong.

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