Sea Launch will be sold again


The S7 company, which owns the Sea Launch floating spaceport, has decided to sell the asset due to lack of project financing. According to the agency TASS with a link to two informed sources at once, the state corporation Rosatom will become the buyer of the Odyssey platform and the command ship.


Recall that in March of this year, the floating spaceport was relocated from the United States to Russia. Initially, it was assumed that it will undergo reconstruction at the Slavic shipyard and will be operated for the next 15-20 years. Instead of the Ukrainian Zenit-3SL rocket, it was planned to use a modified version of the promising Soyuz-5 for launches from the platform.

Later, a wide variety of information began to come about the fate of the Sea Launch, ranging from "conservation" for an indefinite period to "cutting" into metal.

Now, TASS sources say that S7 intends to get rid of the non-core asset. Taking into account the losses from the pandemic, the state of the platform and the need to create coastal infrastructure from scratch, the Sea Launch project becomes financially an unbearable burden for the owner.

The likely buyer is Rosatom. It is reported that negotiations are currently underway. However, both at S7 and at the state corporation, they refused to give any comments about the possible deal.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 June 2020 14: 39
    -6
    And how they boasted half a year ago. Roscosmos missiles, they say, will do it, let them go, etc.
    If true, then it’s just that Gosdeneng has been optimized and that’s all .. And the founder of S7 in space exploration recently in a plane crash ...... of that ...
    Coincidence? I do not think.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 12 June 2020 19: 57
      +5
      If true, then it’s just that the state money has been optimized and that’s all

      And where is the "state money"? Are you in nirvana again?
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 June 2020 20: 05
        -7
        Do you think that S7 bought everything on its own, bought it, without state loans, did not take promises from Roskosmos, did not pay escort by sea?
        I remember they wrote - everything, everything was ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 June 2020 19: 22
    -6
    When the cat has nothing to do, he I ... licks, but when the money is gone, they buy sea launch. Russia has everything, but there is not enough "sea launch"!
  3. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 13 June 2020 13: 52
    +3
    Quote: 123
    If true, then it’s just that the state money has been optimized and that’s all

    And where is the "state money"? Are you in nirvana again?

    Not again. He does not come out of dope. This is a post-mortem diagnosis.
  4. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 13 June 2020 13: 54
    +1
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    Do you think that S7 bought everything on its own, bought it, without state loans, did not take promises from Roskosmos, did not pay escort by sea?
    I remember they wrote - everything, everything was ...

    Have you tried to take out a loan and not give it away? The soldering iron in .... didn’t? Companies do the same. Only soldering irons there are of a different size.
  5. aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 13 June 2020 14: 00
    +3
    Quote: steel maker
    When the cat has nothing to do, he I ... licks, but when the money is gone, they buy sea launch. Russia has everything, but there is not enough "sea launch"!

    Not enough. Now it is. And if necessary, they will be taken from the firm, but they will be saved. They will not be allowed to resell to strangers. Why do atomic scientists want to buy? Because they will force, and those who have money for today. You have to stand at the martin, and not to understand the missile launches. Sea launch makes it possible to launch carriers on ANY trajectory, not accessible from land, from the hospital. Changing the inclination of the orbit requires large expenditures for fuel, there, in orbit, where a lot of things can not be taken. Starting with the inclination of the orbit to the south than the coordinates of the launch site itself is the same effect. Costly. With an orbit more northern than the start - easier. And you need to watch not only for Washington.