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Millions Of Rubles In Space Technology Equipment Stolen From RSC Energia Facility

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Millions Of Rubles In Space Technology Equipment Stolen From RSC Energia Facility

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Space technology equipment was stolen from Russian Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia, RBC reported.

During the May holidays between 1st-5th, space technology equipment was stolen, including a module for the Russian segment of the ISS. The incident happened at the Moscow region near Korolev.

The state corporation confirmed this information.

“We have become aware of the fact of an unauthorized entry into the S.P. Korolev facility of RSC Energia. All materials on the fact of illegal infiltration were transferred to the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia so that it can make the respective procedural decision,” the official representative of Roskosmos Vladimir Ustimenko said.

The perpetrators were also alleged caught on video by surveillance cameras.

Ustimenko refused to provide any additional information regarding the theft and the amount of damages that was suffered, because the police were conducting an investigation and that Roscosmos and RSC Energia are fully complying to the authorities.

RBC cited an anonymous source from Roscosmos who claimed that among the stolen equipment were circuit boards [cards], including the science and energy module, which is designed to provide the Russian segment of the ISS with electricity, as well as Swiss-produced equipment.

They took three bags of boards [cards]. After this incident, an order was issued by the Director-General on the safety of material assets, which was introduced to all employees. An alarm was set off following the incident,” the source claimed.

Estimating the cost of the stolen equipment was complicated because the Russian space-class circuit board can cost between hundreds of thousands to millions of rubles, according to Pavel Pushkin, director of the Kosmokurs design company.

“At the same time, it is difficult to sell them for that amount, since they are valuable only in a specific scenario – that is in space,” he said.

The founder of the “Open Space” community Vitaly Egorov claimed that given the high cost of space electronics, the damage can reach tens of millions of rubles.

This is another demonstration of the problems existing in the Russian space industry. In January 2019, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that the enterprises under the state corporation had debts in the amount of 200 billion rubles. RSC Energia alone had outstanding debts in the amount of 30 billion. In January, RSC Energia’s CEO – Sergei Romanov left his position and was replaced by Nikolay Sevastyanov, after assuming the post for less than 12 months.

In an interview with the newspaper “Kommersant” in November 2018, Romanov said that the situation at the enterprise was “very, very difficult.”

“The deadlines for the implementation of major projects are, in fact, disrupted. This is a multifunctional laboratory module, a scientific and energy module, and a promising ship, the “Federation.” I will tell you honestly, I thought that I imagined the scale of the disaster, but when I plunged into all of this, I realized that the problems were much worse and much more complicated,” he confessed.

The audits of Roscosmos are on-going and so far upwards of 50 billion rubles of mismanagement of funds have been discovered for 2018, which is actually a lot less than 2017’s 800 billion.

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  • Rob

    Now the Russian space agency will lead the world to new frontiers in space exploration.

    It’s good that Russia finally woke up from deep sleep. From this Russian damage only Jews of America, Israel and India are beneficiary.

    • You can call me Al

      I honestly hate to say this, but do not forget China.

      • Rob

        It is obvious. I corrected.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Russia will only lead in drunks and borders changed by gun .

      • Rob

        And Jews will lead the world in perversion.

        • David Parker

          They already do.

      • David Parker

        Nah, the US under Zionist control already is the world leader.

  • Rob

    Gold Price Per Metric Ton Thursday, 6 June 2019

    https://www.brrcc.org/gold-price-per-metric-ton/

    • Bill Wilson

      Gold is only useful for decoration and electrical contact plating.

      • Ivan Freely

        Gold is important for central banking. Nations around the World are stocking up on it.

      • Sinbad2

        “Gold Is Money, Everything Else Is Credit” (JP Morgan)

      • David Parker

        And money.
        It can’t be inflated or counterfeited which is why the Zionist “bankers” influenced “governments” to rob the people of their gold and hand the people unbacked paper currency which is continuously inflated.

  • verner

    the squatters of course – with the help of the disintegrated states of A’s cia and fbi und zu weiter. trying to make up for the shortfall in development by stealing the stuff they miss, typical squatters way

    • Toronto Tonto

      Some dumbazz ruskie left the door open ha ha scrap guy was driving by ha ha .

      • King_GeorgXIII

        something important from canada that the world is in need of?

        • Toronto Tonto

          ya circuit boards for Russia ha ha

  • Toronto Tonto

    Are scrap prices high in Russia .

  • Bill Wilson

    No plant guards on duty during the holidays?
    I imagine that the small stuff was quickly spirited out to China. The module may be inside a warehouse being studied unless the thieves were able to disguise it in order to truck it across the border. That wouldn’t be hard to do by hiding it inside a large pressure vessel that was ordered made by a Chinese chemical plant so had all the required paperwork on hand to transport it to the buyer. That could be done by truck, rail or cargo ship.

    • Sinbad2

      It would have gone to America, transported out in an American diplomatic pouch.

    • David Parker

      The Russians invite the Chinese to participate.
      Those parts are headed to Israel or the US.

  • FlorianGeyer

    I wondered why Britain has not been plagued by Irish Traveller gangs so much this year.
    Now I know the answer, thay travelled to Russia instead :)

    I mistakenly left a new power washer in a shed and was shocked to see it was still there the next day.

    • You can call me Al

      Nice one, LOL.

      Why do you need a power washer ?, bad dandruff ?.

      • FlorianGeyer

        And layers of dirt, Al. I cannot afford soap these days :)

  • Ivan Freely

    Confused on why anyone would bother to steal these type of equipment. It’s not like there is a market for it.
    How much Gold and Silver are used in these equipment?

    • David Parker

      Not enough.
      It is the technology that is important.
      Certain militaries (US) have fallen way behind the Russians in technological development and need to know the extent of Russian technology. They could not steal an Su-57 so they took these high tech items that demonstrate industrial capability.