Draft legislation circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives would bar the use of Russian rocket technology in launching Pentagon payloads as early as this year. The language — drafted this month as the U.S. considers additional sanctions against Moscow over aggression in Ukraine —  aims squarely at the NPO Energomash-built RD-180 engine that powers the first stage of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5, a Lockheed Martin-built rocket that launches most U.S. ...


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