First two RD-181 rocket engines delivered to US

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Russia has delivered to the United States the first two rocket engines RD-181 for the Antares carrier rocket under the contract signed previously.

“On July 15 the first two RD-181 engines were sent from Russia and delivered to the United States on July 16,” the press service said. Before departure to the United States the engines underwent pre-delivery checkout and firing trials.

All in all, Russia plans to deliver four RD-181 engines to the United States this year, another four will be delivered in 2016.

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