“Sawed into metal”: Sea Launch Cosmodrome predicted a sad end


Last month, the Sea Launch floating spaceport was transferred to the Far East from California. It is assumed that after the modernization of the complex, it will be used to launch Soyuz-5 missiles. In turn, representatives of the company S7 Group, which owns the launch platform, said they plan to operate it in the next 10-15 years.


However, as it turned out, not everyone believes in such an optimistic scenario. So, the head of the Space Institute policy Ivan Moiseev in an interview with the agency RIA News stated that Sea Launch is likely to be sawn into scrap due to its uselessness.

According to the expert, the floating spaceport has no prospects. The S7 Group does not have its own missile for launching via this platform, and it is not economically feasible to use Sea Launch for testing the Soyuz-5. In order to break even, this cosmodrome will need to launch at least 4 rockets per year.

I do not see any perspective. There are no consumers now. The only option is to send it to scrap. No rocket, no orders. What to expect?

- summed up Moses.

Recall that the development of the Sea Launch spaceport began in the 90s of the last century. The first launch from a floating complex took place in 1999. As a carrier, the Ukrainian Zenit-3SL LV was used. In 2009, the project declared bankruptcy, and in 2018 Sea Launch completely became the property of the Russian holding S7 Group.
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  1. Orange big Offline Orange big
    Orange big (Max) April 1 2020 13: 09
    +2
    I think the owners know better.

    representatives of the company S7 Group, which owns the launch platform, said they plan to operate it in the next 10-15 years.

    And what has someone called Moiseev to do with it? What a habit of the beginning of the 90s to cut and break everything? Is it really impossible to launch 4 rockets a year with Sea Launch something overwhelming, supernatural?

    for testing the Soyuz-5 Sea Launch it is not economically feasible to use. In order to break even, this cosmodrome will need to launch at least 4 rockets per year.
  2. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) April 1 2020 13: 18
    +4
    Moses again? I already wrote once what kind of a scumbag it is, I don’t want to repeat myself, if in short, his “Space Policy Institute” is the office of “Horns and Hooves”. He understands space, like a pig in oranges.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 14: 50
      +2
      I admit that a pig understands oranges more.
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) April 1 2020 15: 28
        +2
        Lieutenant, you're right yes I slander in vain on an innocent animal.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 1 2020 13: 35
    -6
    When the cat has nothing to do, he ... licks. When there is nowhere to put money, they buy floating spaceports.
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  4. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) April 1 2020 13: 35
    +1
    This is a complete reprint from the liberal "free press" by Svetlana Gomzikova. Liberd’s business is completely bad. Diarrhea is getting thinner, diarrhea is becoming more common.
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 1 2020 14: 03
    0
    “Sawed into metal”

    - Yes, of course, they will saw it ... - The Vostochny cosmodrome ... was "sawed", and this one will be cut even more ...
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 1 2020 14: 20
    -2
    And if you recall that a year ago the co-owner of the S7 Group, which was in charge of the space program, suddenly crashed, then ..... everything is ambiguous.
  7. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 14: 48
    +1
    The head of the Space Policy Institute, Ivan Moiseev, in an interview with RIA Novosti, said

    If Moiseev himself from the Institute of Space Policy so prophesies, then the owner simply does not have anything else.
  8. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 15: 19
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    According to a specialist

    According to whom? And what do grandmothers say at the entrance?
  9. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 1 2020 16: 18
    -1
    We apparently survive that allows you to steal ...
  10. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) April 2 2020 10: 24
    0
    Sea Launch is likely to be sawn into scrap

    Why so? You can start a couple of firefighters, and then sink. There is experience. repeat For scrap it had to be left somewhere in Bangladesh and left. yes
    And suddenly there is a specific plan and even enough funds to carry out repairs. Then it will be possible to use as intended. I wonder how the foreign specialists who are involved there will be paid?