State enterprise " Production Association southern machine-building enterprise im. A. M. Makarov "(Yuzhmash, Dnepr) are ready to ship the first rocket-carriers "Zenith" for the implementation of the international space project "Sea launch" in the 2nd part of 2017, said the company.
"taking into account the duration of the production cycle in the manufacture of the Zenit, the first products are already shipped in the 2nd part of the 2017 under the condition of payment in October 2016," – stressed in the enterprise, noting that "existing capacity" Yuzhmash " allow from 4 to six carriers per year ", reports news Agency.
the company noted that "the project" Sea launch " is an important part of the strategy of development of space industry of Ukraine, however, the production of missiles would not be at the expense of public funds of the country." Participation in international commercial projects will allow to provide development of Ukrainian space engineering due to its own activities, without a direct government payment, which is impossible in the current environment", Greg commented on " Yuzhmash "." Sea launch " – international commercial project FOR the creation and operation space-rocket complex Sea embed. In 1995 was created by the same Firm, was founded by American Boeing company, Russian RSC Energia, Norwegian shipbuilding company Kvaerner (now Aker Solutions), the Ukrainian KB "southern" and " Pivdenmash." Have been a number of commercial launches into orbit using Russian-Ukrainian Zenit rockets From a floating platform "Odyssey" in the Pacific ocean. In the summer of 2009, the company Sea launch declared bankruptcy after the restructuring in 2010 the leading role in the project received the RSC " Energia ". Since 2014 launching into space FOR the project was stopped for some time. This week the Russian holding "Group of organizations" C7 " ( "S7 Group" ) acquired the project "Sea launch" of the group companies, Sea Launch, controlled by RSC Energia. Under the agreement, S7 receives the infrastructure of the "Sea launch" And also the trademark Sea Launch. The contract closure is expected be in six months, after receiving approval from the us government. Restore runs With floating cosmodrome is scheduled for 2018. Part of "Yuzhmash" in the program "Sea launch" is in the manufacture of rocket " Zenit-3SL ". As said press Secretary of the group S7 Anna Bazhina, the investor of the "Sea launch" is ready to cooperate With Ukrainian " Yuzhmash ", which releases the rocket "Zenit" for more than 2 years due to the fact that to buy accessories in Russia the organization does not have financial means. At the same time, this cartel is considering other options, as well As among them the development of a new missile based on modern technologies.