The project "Sea launch" has just 2 rocket Zenit-3SL, fresh supplies of these carriers from Ukraine in the next few years can not count, said Last news source in the space industry.
"There are two missiles in various stages of readiness. But because the "Sea launch" (Sea Launch) due to litigation with the firm Boieng preserved until 2016, And interaction with "Smashem" because of the continuing fall in Russian-Ukrainian relations in fact terminated, the new " Zenith-3SL Project will not receive. Adapting launch complex under Russia's new Angara commercial does not make sense because of the huge financial costs and technical difficulties. For this reason, most likely, a unique floating spaceport in the next few years will be doomed to stand idle, " said the head of the Department.
As stated above, the new head of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev, suggestions for future life "Sea launch" will be submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation to the beginning of April, and all decisions about the future life of this project will be made after a detailed study at the highest level.
for its part, once the leading state of the rocket and space industry of Ukraine " southern machine-building plant n.a. A. M. Makarov "(Yuzhmash ), which made the rocket "Zenit-3SL" has not completely stopped the work due to lack of applications - as long as up to 2 March.
international cartel "Sea launch" was created in 1995. The headquarters of the organization Sea Launch SA is located in Nyon (Switzerland).
The Carrier rocket Zenit-3SL " consists of a two-stage launch vehicle Zenit-2S and block DM-SL. The carrier is able to output in low earth orbit from eleven to fifteen tons payload, the transition to the geostationary orbit - six tons into geostationary orbit - 2, 8 tons.