The New Silk Roads
The Present and the Future of the World
Peter Frankopan Central 330.95 F8345n 2019
Skimmed. A litany of factoids assembled into paragraphs.
And some balderdash. p204, paragraph 3: "For example, Space-X. which deploys US military satellites, uses RD-180 rockets made by Ergomash in Russia -- "
- SpaceX (no dash) uses in-house rocket engines (not rockets) and has deployed 4 military payloads out of 80 Falcon9 launches 2010-2019
- The RD-80 engine is used for the first stage of the Lockheed-Martin Atlas V with 80 launches 2002-2019. While US replacement engines are talked about, the Atlas will use Russian RD-80 engines for some time.
I don't have time for this.