The former head of RSC "Energia" Vitaly Lopota said at the Moscow city court that it wants to interrogate in court on the suit of the Boeing organization to first led them by the Corporation concerning the assets of the Pacific cosmodrome " Sea launch ".
"I blame the illegal acquisition of money to buy assets, for this reason, Boeing filed a lawsuit against the RSC "Energia" for 200 million dollars. They want to interrogate Me and apply in the proceedings the materials of the Russian investigation ", — said Lopota in court during the hearing on his house arrest, reports RIA " Novosti ". So, in his vision, Boeing can sue part of the Russian assets.
"Marine cosmodrome favorable placement, most importantly, Russia, at the same time in the U.S. is trying to nullify the acquisition of assets ", – He added. The defendant believes that " more sophisticated spaceport in the world up to the present moment, there are no "." Home detention insulated Me from the discussion of these issues, though in the open scientific and technical discussions will never beat Me ", - has said Lopota. He gave the judge pictures of the spaceport. It is noted that a unique floating Cosmodrome "Sea launch" (Sea Launch), intended for commercial launches of carrier rockets "Zenit-3SL" with satellites with mobile launch platform of the Equatorial Pacific, canned. After the restructuring in 2010, 95% of company shares are owned by Energia Overseas Limited (EOL) — "granddaughter" RSC " Energia ", 3% - American Boeing, and 2% Norwegian Aker Solutions. RSC "Energia" – one of the leading factories of rocket-space industry Russia, the developer of manned spacecraft "Soyuz" and the cargo ships " Progress ". In mid-July, the Basmanny court of the capital of Russia until November 14 extended the term of house arrest of the former head of RSC "Energia" Vitaly Lopota, who is accused of abuse of power. Recall, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, head of the Military-industrial Commission Dmitry Rogozin at the beginning of August last year reported that " at the enterprises of rocket and space industry began a long-awaited major personnel reform. Tough times require tough decisions ". In April 2014, the Investigative Committee of Russia filed a case against Lopota about the abuse of power in granting loans to companies involved in the project " Sea launch ", the harm, the investigators counted in 41 million rbl. (1, 2 million dollars). At the beginning of winter stating that Lopota wrote a post about leaving ORCH. International Company "Sea launch" was founded in 1995 with the assistance of the American organization Boeing, Russian " Energy ", Norwegian "Kvarner" and Ukrainian plants Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash. It is the largest international commercial project of creation and operation space-rocket complex of sea placement. The company and the eponymous floating Cosmodrome created in order to realize the idea of launching rockets from the equator.