The head of the American company SpaceX Elon Musk on Twitter revealed the manufacturers and operators of the disposable medium and heavy vehicles. From the statement of the businessman implies that American companies like United Launch Alliance (ULA), Russia’s Roscosmos and the European Arianespace are not able to live in a competitive environment without state support.
“the Only reason why other companies with medium and heavy missiles in General win any mission, associated with the intervention of the government. Otherwise, they would be the same non-existent aviation company with one aircraft,” — said the businessman.
He added that “ULA relies on lobbying.”
In April, Musk’s Twitter responded to the accusation of dumping by the General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin. “SpaceX’s rockets reusable to 80 percent, and their — 0. This is an urgent problem,” — said the businessman. Earlier in the same month, Rogozin said that “if the market price of the trigger, for example, SpaceX, about $ 60 million, that NASA pays for the same service from a half to four times more.”