SpaceX had a 65 percent share of worldwide commercial launches in 2018.
The general director of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, Dmitri Rogozin, on Tuesday accused SpaceX, the company of the American Elon Musk, of unfair competition for the low prices of its launch of space devices in the international market.
“He charges the Pentagon three times and takes advantage of the profits to lower prices in the international market,” Rogozin said at the Mashuk 2019 youth forum, cited by the official Russian agency RIA Novosti.
However, despite considering the prices “unfair, out of the market,” he thanked the US company for its existence because they cannot “fall asleep on the laurels.”
“We controlled 40 percent of the launch services market … while we now face a challenge,” Rogozin added.
At the same time, he stressed that the Russian space agency develops new rockets that will be competitive in the international market.
The general director of Roscosmos was convinced that EE. UU. At the end of this year or the beginning of next, he will resign from the use of Russian Soyuz manned ships.
Elon Musk’s company had a 65 percent share of worldwide commercial launches in 2018.
The reusable rocket has been one of the factors that has allowed the American businessman to position itself as one of the leaders in the world market for commercial space launches.