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The value of the floating cosmodrome “Sea launch” (Sea Launch) is about 11 billion rubles (more than 158 million dollars), RIA Novosti reported, citing Rosatom.
“The purchase of the complex — 11 [billion]”, — stated in the materials of the Corporation.
In June, the Agency said, citing Rosatom, said that the recovery of the “Sea launch” will require 84 billion rubles (about $ 1.2 billion).
In the same month, RIA Novosti with reference to the Corporation reported that “Rosatom” has refused to buy “Sea launch”, which its present owner, the company S7, according to TASS, plans to sell because of lack of funding.
Also in March, the head of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev said that the “Sea launch” because of its uselessness will be cut for scrap.
In March launch platform floating cosmodrome Sea Launch (“Sea launch”) arrived in the Russian territorial waters of California. Earlier in the same month in the seaside port of Slavyansk arrived command ship “Sea launch”, which left US in February.
The work on creation of floating cosmodrome began in 1995. Founders of the company became Boeing’s Rocket and space Corporation Energia, the Norwegian shipbuilding company Kvaerner (Aker Solutions modern), Ukrainian design Bureau “southern” and the plant “Pivdenmash”. In 2009, Sea launch filed for bankruptcy. After the reorganization a leading role in the project has received “Energy”. In 2018, the S7 group of companies closed the transaction on purchase of the property complex of the project, becoming the full owner of the floating spaceport. The total transaction, including the withdrawal of conservation, amounted to approximately $ 150 million.
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