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Correct Gary. Slightly modified and updated, but nothing major. These were the original Russian N1 moon rocket engines. There were approx 30 of these on their first stage! A plumbing nightmare to say the least. The ISP is still one of the best going in the industry to date. They were way ahead of us with LO2 Kerosene engines. We still don't have or manufacture anything close to this in the USA to date. The Atlas uses the Russian RD-180. Go figure.
The Ukrainians manufacture the stage for us. Mostly based on the Zenit launch vehicle. Again a cost savings measure for all.
The vehicle is privately funded by my company at great risk. We do have several contracts with NASA to resupply the space station. Currently NASA is paying through the nose for the Russians to bring supplies and experimental projects to station. Spacex has been there once with the second mission coming up. They started a few years ahead of us. There again, at cost savings to our government.
The goal here was to use private companies at a much reduced cost for NASA station missions or others. Far less than the cost of the Shuttle, and the current cost with the Russians. Eventually manned missions may come for both of us....maybe. An entirely different animal (requirements).
This was the first liquid staged vehicle my company has undertaken of this magnitude. It was a great deal of money to get to this point with jobs on the line. I am breathing a little bit easier at this point, as we all are.
The next test is coming soon. That would be the flight test. Dummy cargo (weight) to space, second stage test, and manipulating the cargo module safely. Then burn that up in the atmosphere. The third test will go to station with supplies. And that will be baby steps moving a little bit at a time to the station. If all goes perfect and we get close enough without any risk, then the grappling arm will capture us and berth us to the station.
I am damn lucky to be in this particular industry right now (private). Given the state of our economics and political madness, there isn't a lot of engineering left in our country anymore.