Russian rocket factories may be tightening their security thanks to one photographer who sneaked into an NPO Energomash factory outside of Moscow, shot dozens of photos and reported on her blog that the place was largely unguarded except for some security cameras.
Gizmodo reports that Lana Sator has been sent letters from authorities for her exploits, stating that if she doesn't stop posting photos her situation could get "much worse." But that hasn't stopped her and she's even posted the letters on her blog, according to Gizmodo.
Here are some of her shots from the inside of a factory that designs liquid propellant rocket engines:
Gizmodo explains that while some of the photographs make the plant look abandoned, it is in fact a working factory. According to Gizmodo, the rockets produced at the plant are used by the Russian military and is responsible for creating launch vehicles like the Soyuz, which is known for failing to reach orbit while carrying cargo to the ISS last year. Soyuz did have a successful launch carrying astronauts two months later.
Take a look at more of Lana Sator's photos of the factory here.