Alexander Kovalev. Translate unique floating cosmodrome "Sea launch" in Russian ports now is Not quite reasonable From an economic point of view, the existing management system needs to be adjusted in the project have the opportunity to enter fresh foreign partners, said Fins news the head of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev.
"Already now the majority of experts it is clear that to Translate this project in Russian ports is not economically feasible. From a technical point of view, "Sea launch" - a unique project, and it undoubtedly will continue. But From the perspective of logistics and management, he was Not quite designed for this reason and there was an understanding that in its current form the "Sea launch" Can Not exist. In the 1st turn, it is necessary to change the logistics and management system To reflect new geopolitical realities, and I think that Sea Launch has all chances to become commercially viable, " said Solntsev.
The head of RKK "Energy" has Not excluded that in the project have the opportunity to enter fresh foreign partners.
"Maybe it will be one partner, Maybe a few. It is possible that they are foreign. It all depends on who we get to build the mutually beneficial relationships. Before the end of the year, I think we will make an announcement about the future life of the project "Sea launch," Solntsev.
now unique floating cosmodrome "Sea launch" (Sea Launch), intended for commercial launch of the carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" with the satellites From a mobile launch platform Equatorial Pacific, canned.
international cartel Sea launch was created in 1995 for commercial launches from the Equatorial Pacific ocean. In 2010, ended in a reorganization of the organization. The headquarters of Sea Launch as long as AG is hosted in Bern (Switzerland).
After the restructuring in 2010, 95% of company shares belong to Energia Overseas Limited (EOL) is a "granddaughter" of RSC Energia, 3% American Boeing, and 2% of the Norwegian Aker Solutions. The launch vehicle "Zenit-3SL" for launches From the ocean platform was established on the basis of two-stage carrier rocket "Zenit-2" design hospital South (Ukraine), the unit for acceleration of block DM-SL is designed and manufactured in RSC " Energia ". Just cartel "Sea launch" was performed 35 rocket "Zenit-3SL" With the floating platform in the Pacific ocean, and among them, 32 good.