The S7 group became the owner of the floating cosmodrome " Sea launch ", having bought it at RSC Energia, the documents will be signed in the near future, said co-owner S7 Vladislav Filev.
"The goal is to announce today a deal between 2 parties on the acquisition of the assets of this project, built the four countries. I am very proud to sign on behalf of the S7 Group today this agreement. We buy the platform "Odyssey", according to the news Agency. The signing of the documents is scheduled to take place in the next few minutes during the Congress of the international Astronautical Federation.
according to his statement, the project "Sea launch" will continue to use boosters Ukrainian-made Zenit." The rocket "Zenit" remains the main focus for Sea Launch, following 15-20 runs, I hope, will be with Zenit, he said." To bring the complex out of mothballs and start the launcher activity is expected in 18 months after approval of the contract - roughly by the end of 2018, " added Filev. At the same time, according to his statement, in the next fifteen years to hold up to 70 launches of carrier rockets." We expect that without large investments in the modernization of Sea Launch can make up to 70 launches for the past fifteen years, " he said. On 14 September it was announced that a subsidiary of S7 Group - "C7 space transportation system" will become the operator of the international project " Sea launch ". On August 26 the head of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev said that investors for the project floating cosmodrome "Sea launch" was found, most likely from the Russian candidate. The candidate he did not name, but above it was stated that the new owner of the spaceport can become a co-owner of S7 (Siberia airlines ) Vladislav Filev. The head of the Corporation said that RSC Energia has no plans to fully withdraw from the project. December 1, a source in the rocket and space industry said that the Roscosmos and RSC Energia are trying to quickly find an investor or buyer for the project "Sea launch" due to the high cost of maintaining its infrastructure. In the last month of summer 2014 "Sea launch" at the time stopped the activity. International company "Sea launch" was founded in 1995 With the assistance of the American organization Boeing, Russian Energia, Norwegian Kvaerner and Ukrainian plants Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash. It is the largest commercial international project of creation and operation space-rocket complex sea embed. The company and the eponymous floating cosmodrome created in order to bring to life the idea of launching rockets from the equator.