EU removes Russian-made fuel required for Mars expedition from sanctions list
The European Union has lifted part of the restrictions imposed on the Russian Federation, allowing the sale and purchase of hydrazine space rocket fuel needed for a Russian-European joint project, the ExoMars.
The November 30 decision on lifting the sanctions was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Restrictions were lifted specifically on operations that provide technical support, financing or funding regarding the sale, supply, shipment, transfer, export and import, purchase or transportation of hydrazine fuel in concentrations of 70% and higher.
The law provides that operations with hydrazine are allowed to the extent that this substance goes to testing and …read more