The floating launch site Sea Launch moves from the US to Russia

The floating launch site Sea Launch is preparing to move from Long Beach (USA) to the Far East. This was reported by the agency the day before. RIA Newsreferring to a source in the space industry.




In fact, all the preparatory work has already been completed. From the Odyssey platform, Ukrainian equipment and an information and communications unit from Boeing were dismantled. It remains only to obtain permission from the State Department to relocate the platform. Moreover, the relevant negotiations are already underway.

Recall that the creation of a floating spaceport started back in 1995. The founders of the Sea Launch were: RSC Energia (Russia), Boeing (USA), Kvaerner (Norway), as well as CB Yuzhnoye and PO Yuzhmash (Ukraine). In 2009, the company declared itself bankrupt. After the reorganization, the leading role in the project went to RSC Energia. And finally, last year, the Russian company S7 Space became the sole owner of the cosmodrome, having purchased a property complex worth $ 150 million.

It is worth noting that launches from the Sea Launch platform were previously mainly carried out by Russia. As a launch vehicle, the Ukrainian three-stage Zenith-3SL medium-heavy class was used.

As previously reported, in March of this year, the S7 Space company “froze” a contract for the production of Ukrainian rockets. It is assumed that in future for launches from a floating spaceport, the Russian Soyuz-5 carrier or its modifications will be used.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 8 October 2019 14: 32
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    Is there a lot of spaceports at our place? There is enough rocket for everything. It makes no sense to rejoice.
    1. sgrabik Offline
      sgrabik (Sergei) 9 October 2019 17: 47
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      With the militarization of space that has begun, in the near future we will need a large number of military and dual-use satellites in different orbits, and this is where the Sea Launch will come in handy.
  2. gorenina91 Online
    gorenina91 (Irina) 8 October 2019 19: 22
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    And finally, last year, the Russian company S7 Space became the sole owner of the cosmodrome, having purchased a property complex worth $ 150 million.

    - Yes, what a floating spaceport there ... - it's just "laughing chickens" ... -Hahah ...
    - Yes, for such "little money" you can only a weak tourist hotel with several floating restaurants; cafe-bars, bowling, billiards, dance floors, soft areas, and with a hookah to organize ... - Yes, and then ... - who will visit it all ... - poor North Korean poachers .., or some other "fishing migrant workers "... - no one else ...
    - In general, it's strange ... who needs this stuff ...
    - Maybe like a reusable target for calibers .. ???
    1. 123 Online
      123 (123) 9 October 2019 00: 05
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      And let's see what happened.
      The international consortium Sea Launch Company (Sea Launch) worth 3,5 billion bourgeois money was created in 1995. America (Boeing) 40%, Russia (Energy) 25%, Ukraine (Design Bureau Yuzhny and Yuzhmash) 15%, Norway (Aker Solutions ) 20%.
      In 2009, after the bankruptcy, Energia for its 300 million received at its disposal a 95% stake in Sea Launch, property: Sea Launch Commander assembly and command ship and Odyssey launch platform. After that, Boeing’s information and communications equipment and launch equipment for the Zenit rocket from Yuzhmash were dismantled.
      In April 2019, for 150 million Russians bought the remaining 5% of the shares from Americans and Norwegians, acquired intellectual rights owned by Sea Launch, including the trademark.
      It is a normal balanced decision. Norwegian Vikings built a ship, on this their role ended, “a violinist is not needed” request . Ukrainian Sumerians and rocket science are now incompatible concepts, Yuzhmash switched to the production of pots lol . You can do without equipment and without Americans. Do the rest of the cosmodromes work without Boeing?
      The Russian company received the project in ownership, nothing else depends on the "sworn partners". 450 million, with a total cost of 3,5 billion, not so much, especially since they were partially paid for with “tickets” for the flight to the ISS.
      That's all. The ships will be transported to Russia, “podshamanit”, they will install new equipment, they will finalize a new rocket (SOYUZ-5 is not very happy with the company) and the spaceport will also serve to benefit space exploration. Moreover, the launches were mainly carried out by Russia. In general, a normal production process. yes
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 October 2019 10: 14
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        Tse is true if you make a normal development plan and follow it.
        But the thing is expensive, narrowly specialized, cumbersome, and even bankrupt for 10 years.
        But it is worth looking at Rogozin with family and friends, and immediately everything becomes clear .....
        The chance that there will be another money laundering - until the fig ...
        1. 123 Online
          123 (123) 9 October 2019 11: 51
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          But the thing is expensive, narrowly specialized, bulky.

          And you, excuse me, do you want to use it also under a casino?

          But it is worth looking at Rogozin with family and friends, and immediately everything becomes clear ..... The chance that there will be another money laundering - to hell ...

          You can look at the States, for some reason Biden will be blamed, on Moldova, somewhere around a billion from the treasury of ducks, on Japan and Nissan, in South Korea the president is generally dragged there by court, there are a few more examples:

          https://www.rbc.ru/photoreport/16/01/2017/587caeb39a7947b1d2bb842c

          I mean, I’m not going to defend Rogozin, I don’t know if he is to blame or not. Crime is everywhere. Unfortunately, people are incorrigible. request What is the country where you didn’t steal and didn’t take bribes? Where in the past 3-4 thousand years, crime has been eradicated? winked
          And what - now you don’t have to do anything at all? Still pulled? And this whining for any reason. sad Are you a professional whiner? belay
          S7 Space is a private company, the owner, if I am not mistaken, Vladislav Fileyev, and you again about Rogozin .... no
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2019 08: 48
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            Tse is true. You reassured me straight. If they slam, then relatively little, on the scale of the Russian Federation.

            The Russian carrier Soyuz-5 will be used.

            and S7 just recently lost his mistress, who oversaw the cosmos. Without the Rogozins, IMHO, it will not do.

            PS In South Korea, like, All Presidents with a term of ....
            1. 123 Online
              123 (123) 10 October 2019 11: 20
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              You reassured me straight

              There will be panic attacks, please contact, we will help. smile

              The Russian carrier Soyuz-5 will be used.

              The quote is inaccurate, written

              will finalize a new missile (UNION-5 the company is not very happy)

              Can you suggest other options? Or is it Russia’s fault that rocket science in Ukraine is bent and the Zenith is no more?

              ... S7 just recently lost his mistress, who oversaw the cosmos. Without the Rogozins, IMHO, it will not do.

              Natalya Fileyeva died in a plane crash in the spring, an Epic-LT plane crashed while landing at Egelsbach Airport (Frankfurt).
              Do you think Rogozin was involved in this incident? sad fool Do you know anything about this? Maybe share the information?
              If not, then write your "ingenious" assumptions on sandpaper, turn into a tube and hammer ...... I think you will find where. yes
              You just accused a person of murder. am
              It seems like thinking is not your ..... do something more familiar. hi
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 October 2019 23: 17
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                Tse misinterpret the words. And you give out strangers to mine.
                Alas, with a master of dexterous hands, oh phrases, arguing is useless ...
                1. 123 Online
                  123 (123) 11 October 2019 11: 18
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                  ... and S7 just recently lost his mistress, who oversaw the cosmos. Without the Rogozins, IMHO, it will not do.

                  So these are not your words? Then I'm sorry if I slander. winked
                  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 October 2019 09: 42
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                    My words. Only you deployed them with commendable ease.
                    Not "cost" - then as if Rogozin was involved,
                    but it’s “costing” - that is, it will connect to the future launch process anyway ...
                    “Soyuz-5”, after all, can only come from Roscosmos ????
                    1. 123 Online
                      123 (123) 14 October 2019 12: 15
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                      Well, I kind of didn't turn anything over. If you do not understand correctly, then I'm sorry, without any irony.

                      Anyway, he will be connected to the future launch process ... "Soyuz-5" is it just from Roskosmos that it can come ????

                      Can you offer another option? I repeat, “Zenith” is no longer there, “Svidomo” rocket engineers of the pan are riveting. Is it really necessary to turn to the Mask?


                      Is Soyuz 5 worse than this request
                      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 October 2019 09: 35
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                        Not. But then Rogozins and K will surely have their own ...
                        And in the photo what? Layout? Inflatable something? Experiment?
                      2. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 15 October 2019 16: 10
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                        On photo

                        Elon Musk introduced a prototype rocket for flights to Mars

                        So to speak, a masterpiece of enemy engineering.

                        https://www.vedomosti.ru/technology/articles/2019/09/30/812461-mask-raketi-mars
                      3. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 October 2019 23: 29
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                        A prototype for tourists ...
                        Well done. Ours did not think of such a thing ...
                      4. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 17 October 2019 09: 09
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                        When ours think of this, they usually start to yell about "cartoons from Mosfilm".

                        The businessman expressed the hope that her first test orbital flight will take place in the next six months, and the manned - until the end of 2020.

                        Do you think it will fly? Yes, even at such times?
                        Rogozin for such words, and against the backdrop of such a craft, would have torn into a thousand small “cattails”. But then it’s our "unlucky" Rogozin, and this is Musk himself. The approach is not objective, do not find?
                      5. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 October 2019 09: 22
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                        Not. Will not fly on time.
                        Not. Rogozin and Roscosmos do not care.

                        Not. One thing is holes, etc. in real rockets, and another is an advertising layout in front of tourists.
                      6. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 17 October 2019 09: 40
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                        I'm not talking about the layout itself, they put it and the figs with it. I'm talking about the approach. Everyone understands that he will not fly and no one is indignant. The mask says goodbye, ready to kiss him in the seat winked . As soon as our plans are published .... belay There is on the site (found the first one)

                        In just ten years, Russia will be the first to receive a space nuclear tug.

                        Open, read the comments wassat There and about pensions with salaries and

                        already tired of all these "Russian": "will."
                      7. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 October 2019 09: 47
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                        Ha. I also wanted to put this tugboat for you ...
                        You see, all the garbage, everyone is chatting what they want, but the Mask, it seems, has something at least somehow flies ...
                        So all and Rogozin do not care, and the Mask too ....
                        But Mask even has a mock-up and, probably, some of the insides ...
                        Moreover, our translators of their articles like to misinterpret ...
                        What is it that Musk actually stated, FIG knows ...
                      8. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 17 October 2019 10: 09
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                        That’s exactly that, "the Mask, it seems, has something at least somehow flies" and

                        even though the layout and, probably, some of the insides are ...

                        The keywords are “like” and “probably.” And what do we have, just cartoons draw and pick out the goats from the nose?

                        Moreover, our translators of their articles like to misinterpret ...
                        What is it that Musk actually stated, FIG knows ...

                        This is not a problem these days. smile This is easy to verify. Do you trust the Google translator? There is a link in the article where there are words highlighted in blue, we click, then the right button with the mouse, "translate" and that's it. The Wall Street Journal writes that Musk had not yet delivered astronauts to the ISS, but he was already going to the moon (free translation). lol So reading the bourgeois press is not a problem, there would be a desire.
                      9. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 October 2019 09: 01
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                        And what do we have, just cartoons draw and pick out the goats from the nose?

                        Remember the hype with our super-fast helicopter ??? An example of explicit goats.
                      10. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 18 October 2019 17: 18
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                        And why such a conclusion? Work on the link picture:

                        https://tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/201804031154-qkfd.htm

                        Or has everyone, except us and Mozambique, switched to high-speed helicopters?
                      11. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 October 2019 20: 15
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                        These are already late pictures, and as I know, the result is different anyway (2-screw at an angle).
                        And at the beginning, the Internet was overwhelmed for 3 months with pictures of an ala-student, a helicopter with ala-mirage wings and a declared speed of 700-800 km / h.
                      12. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 20 October 2019 20: 22
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                        Is there anyone to compare with? Where are they - armada of high-speed helicopters? Maybe it's too early to talk about polymers?
                      13. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 October 2019 20: 24
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                        God knows. It seems that amers have something similar.
                        But the project went exactly after the announcement of amers about his development of a new high-speed helicopter ...
                      14. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 20 October 2019 20: 33
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                        Well, let them run. Let's see, compare, we’ll finalize our own. laughing So in due time with SU-27 did. We looked at the F-15, threw what was already in the dump and did it again. Great car turned out.
                      15. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 20 October 2019 20: 37
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                        1) Maybe. But the Internet was laughed at by the sketch of our helicopter with the wings of a mirage.
                        2) With our ПЖВ they will make thousands 2, we in 10 years - pieces. 50. Alas.
                      16. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 20 October 2019 21: 01
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                        Do we need 2 thousand? Why mindlessly chase? Catch up and overtake? And why in 10 years? Is not a fact. Are you just sure in advance that ours cannot do anything?
                      17. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 October 2019 09: 22
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                        2 thousand? Let not 2, let 500 pieces.
                        Judging by the reports on the issue of SU, MI, calibers, etc. - we simply won’t draw much.
                        Several transferred to the army - and everywhere peppy reports on success ...
                        The roller was laid out here - a large hall of the plant and modestly 2 helicopters at the assembly ... this, like, and then success ....
                      18. 123 Online
                        123 (123) 21 October 2019 11: 45
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                        Let not 2, let 500 pieces.

                        Is the figure somehow justified or just to look normal in front of the neighbors? smile

                        Judging by the reports on the issue of SU, MI, calibers, etc. - we simply won’t draw much.

                        Do you think that they, like cars, are riveted on the assembly line by hundreds? There is only a tank conveyor in Tagil, the only one in the world. Everything else is piece goods.

                        Several transferred to the army - and everywhere peppy reports on success ...

                        A "single day of acceptance" is a controversial event, rather of a propaganda nature.

                        The roller was laid out here - a large hall of the plant and modestly 2 helicopters at the assembly ... this, like, and then success ....

                        They are collected in 1-2 pieces. per month.
                        Here's a comparison of Apache production (from about the 4th minute):



                        But the production of KA-52:

                      19. Sergey Latyshev Offline
                        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 October 2019 15: 01
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                        1) It's time to finish us - obviously carried away.
                        2) Some relatively rare kind of helicopters looked at them - 400 pcs. Apaches - 2000 pcs.
                        Therefore, 500 pcs - normal, IMHO.
                        3) While ours were yelling about the lousiness of the F-35, they were riveted for 400. (200 pcs only for the last 3 years approximately).
                        4) "One day of acceptance" - the first time I hear. But planes transmit from 2 pieces, calibers - 15 pieces boasted on the Sea. Tanks - you know, already the 3rd generation Armat in parades, but real?
                        5) On your video about Apache, only in the center - 7 buildings ..., in a YouTube video about F-35 - everything is also jammed ..., our Su-57s are 1n or 2 in the workshop.
                        Your Ka-52 video is also about 8, (only somewhere there was an article in the VO - they say the order has been completed, there are no new ones, they are cutting ... But the European or Sikorsky, supposedly, plowing without ceasing ....)
                        So, IMHO, not 1-2 per month, not 1-2 is needed ...
  3. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 18 October 2019 20: 42
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    This is not an advertising layout.
  • boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 10 October 2019 12: 42
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    What kind of nonsense? Sea launch was created to increase the payload by moving the launch to the equator. And why in the Far East? Is there a lot of extra money? He would be dragged to Chukotka ...
    I recognize the style of Rogozin. Tukhachevsky-2.
    1. 123 Online
      123 (123) 11 October 2019 11: 16
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      Sea launch was created to increase the payload by moving the launch to the equator

      Do you think that they’ll launch missiles directly from the pier in Vladivostok? belay The fact that he used to “park” in Ling Beach does not shock you? request Still, California is also not at the equator.

      He would be dragged to Chukotka ...

      If Chukotka had a suitable port for basing and modernization, then why not? sad
      Judging by the commentary, you are not suitable for the same Rogozin. negative