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Russian Space Chief Says U.S. Sanctions Keep Satellites Grounded

  • Rogozin says some satellites lack parts, Tass reports
  • Roscosmos head gives a rare acknowledgment of sanctions’ toll

Russia is unable to launch some satellites due to a lack of microchips that are on a list of restricted imports, Tass reported Monday, citing the head of the country’s space agency.

“We have more than enough rockets, but there’s nothing to launch,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin told the lower house of parliament, according to the state-controlled news service, in a rare admission of the toll U.S. sanctions are taking.