China offers to exchange technologies with Russia. China offers the technology needed to create radiation-resistant electronic space equipment. In return, China asks for a technology to build liquid rocket engines.
According to a senior source at the Russian Space Agency Roskosmos, "Chinese partners want to receive not only oxygen-kerosene rocket engines, but also the technology for their production. In return, they offer a technology for radiation-resistant space equipment. To be honest, this exchange does not seem fair to us," an official said.
According to the Izvestia newspaper, Roskosmos earlier said that the supply of rocket engines to China was impossible due to the absence of appropriate regulatory framework.
"Unlike Russia, China is not a party to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). Therefore, the organization of cooperation in the field of rocketry requires the creation of a reliable legal framework to regulate obligations of the parties for the protection and non-proliferation of rocket technologies."
Noteworthy, mankind is on the verge of the most exciting era of space exploration since the launch of the first satellite to orbit in 1957. Yet, space exploration is suspiciously absent from pre-election campaigns of all candidates for US presidency.
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