Roscosmos will not be ordered produced in Dnepropetrovsk "Uimessage" rocket " Zenit ", instead of them satellites will be launched with the help of latest Russian media Angara family.
" Our industry right now completed the development of modern missiles, which provides the ability to perform any task, And we decided that there is no reason to buy missiles in Ukraine ", - quotes the printed words of the messenger of Roscosmos Igor Burenkov.
According to the magazine, the former head of Roscosmos Oleg Ostapenko insisted on the use of " Zenith ". However, writes the print edition, the new leadership space Agency, was superseded in January, decided to abandon the Ukrainian missiles in favor of the " Angara ".
currently finished And delivered to the Russian Federation only two rocket " Zenit "." One of them is supposed to start in June this year from the satellite Elektro-L? 2 ", and the second set for " Spectrum-RG. With the start of the " Electro-L? 2 questions do not see, but the launch campaign of the Spectrum-RG somewhat concerned in the context of that to prepare for the launch specifically before you start to come to the group of experts "Yuzhmashzavoda," said the paper source in the centre of the operation of the ground space infrastructure (TsENKI), which serves launch campaign.
Spektr-RG will be launched no earlier than 2017, And, if the company no longer working, it is not clear who will come to us for launch support. And what if some units will require replacement, is there a lot of things with a very limited warranty period ", - said the interlocutor of the edition.
according to the newspaper, "uzhmashzavod" experiencing serious difficulties, at the end of January the company had announced an unpaid vacation for two months. According to information on the Internet representation " Yuzhmashzavoda ", volume production of rocket and space technology has decreased in the last few years, four times: 1, 9 billion USD in 2011 to 450 million in 2014. The debts of the company at the end of January was $ 640 million, of which 140 million Debts on wages.