Cosmodrome "Sea Launch" canned until better times

It seems that the Sea Launch complex, which arrived in Vladivostok in March this year, is waiting for a long downtime. The fact that the implementation of the launch project for launch vehicles from a floating spaceport will be frozen was announced yesterday by the head of S7 Vladislav Filev in an interview with the publication Kommersant.

The reason for this decision was a difficult economic Air traffic market situation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Today we have no opportunity to do something, so we have frozen the program until better times

- summed up the functionary.

In addition, the company does not like the terms and conditions of the placement. In particular, we are talking about paying for port infrastructure and parking.

When we agreed on the transportation of the complex to Russia, they told me that the conditions for accommodation would not be worse than in America ... It did not happen: from a financial point of view, twice as worse

- said Filev.

Recall that earlier in Roskosmos they said they were ready to support the project of a floating spaceport. At the same time, it was even planned for launches from the Sea Launch site adapt Soyuz 5 rocket.

However, the head of S7 did not talk about the future launch vehicle from a floating spaceport, referring to the fact that he was not personally involved in this project.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 23 2020 12: 01
    The stump is clear. Money laundered. They dragged iron. Now that’s it. Preserve. S7 will not give much money for washing.
    1. 123 Online 123
      123 (123) April 23 2020 16: 20
      What is clear? Who is the stump? What kind of washing?
      S7 are private traders, the hardware belongs to them. lol
  2. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) April 23 2020 14: 17
    There was no doubt about such a decision. Now we need to get money from the NWF. Cherkizon lives and lives. Hurrah.
  3. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) April 23 2020 16: 34
    The idea of ​​purchasing Sea Launch was initially a failure in the context of Russia's cutting off cooperation with the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye design bureau. This stump looks strange against the backdrop of quite successful cooperation of the Russian enterprise that produces the RD-180 with American companies. The reason, most likely, is that in the original scheme of Sea Launch, after the purchase of S7, Roskosmos remained out of work. They cut off cooperation with the Yuzhnoye design bureau, offering S7 the not yet made Soyuz-5 rocket in order to exclude a competitor. But it turned out the way it happened - there was no rocket, Sea Launch was rusting.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 23 2020 21: 26
    Here for us, for complete happiness, only "sea start" is not enough. I said: "When the cat has nothing to do, he licks the balls, and when there is nowhere to put the money, they buy" sea launch ". Some people will not even get it now!
    "It's hard in the village without a revolver." Or without half a liter?