Photo: nasa.gov Previously, NASA launched a rocket with Ukrainian engine
For the Pentagon to impose requirements on the use of reusable rockets to launch military satellites.
The program of development of disposable launch vehicles EELV (Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle) in the draft law on appropriations for national defense for fiscal year 2019, which is considered by the U.S. Congress renamed the program the national security space launch NSSS (National Security Space Launch), reports The Hill.
The bill imposes restrictions on the use by the Pentagon of disposable rockets. The American edition notes that such changes are a recognition that reusable space technologies can and should be a full part of the portfolio of launch services.
The upcoming Congress, the document imposes on the Pentagon’s requirements for the use of reusable rockets for launching military spacecraft, as well as the duty to give reasons in cases where this is not possible .
Note, currently the world’s only existing partially reusable rockets are considered the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy American company SpaceX. In 2020, the American company Blue Origin plans to launch a New media Glenn with a reusable first stage.