A U.S. federal judge lifted a preliminary injunction May 8 that blocked the U.S. government and United Launch Alliance (ULA) from buying Russian RD-180 engines used to power the Atlas 5 rocket. The ruling dismisses a claim by Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) that the government should prove payments made by the U.S. Air Force to RD-180 prime contractor NPO Energomash through ULA do not benefit Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, one of several Kremlin ...


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