@DRogozin Now you really need a trampoline.
— Cristian (@Dinesco) May 15, 2014
Russian Ruler for Life Vladimir Putin appointed neo-Stalinist Dmitry Rogozin as deputy prime minister a few years ago to clean up the defense and space sectors. One of his major duties was to try to put an end to repeated launch failures the nation had been suffering at the time.
Today, there was yet another example of just how good Mr. Rogozin is at his job. Yet another Proton rocket failed 540 seconds into its flight, taking Express-AM4R satellite down with it. This was the second Proton failure since July, and the sixth one in the last few years.
Now, Rogozin can’t go in and oversee quality control on these rockets himself. But, he was supposed to make changes to the system to make sure these failures stopped. Whatever Rogozin has done, it’s not working. The man is failing in a primary part of his job.
If I were Putin (and the thought is horrifying), I’d fire Rogozin’s fat ass for incompetence. Not just for failing to improve quality control, but focusing on so many other things. Like the annexation of Crimea. And threatening to fly a bomber over Romania.