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    Moscow, Beijing Considering Deliveries of RD-180 Rocket Engines to China

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    Russia may start RD-180 rocket engines deliveries to China.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Moscow and Beijing are considering RD-180 rocket engines deliveries to China as part of broader cooperation in the field of aerospace, Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov said Tuesday.

    "The possible delivery of RD-180 rocket engines is being considered by us and our Chinese partners as a constituent part of broader cooperation, for example, in the field of design of heavy rockets, cooperation in the filed of space stations, distant space missions," he told journalists.

    Denisov stressed that aerospace was a very promising area and both Russia and China are interested in developing their cooperation in this area.

    On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Moscow and Beijing were set to sign a deal on the protection of intellectual property in the field of rocket technologies during Russian President Vladimir Putin's upcoming visit to China.

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