“Rosatom” has refused to buy floating cosmodrome “Sea launch”. This is with reference to the materials of the state Corporation reports RIA Novosti.
The Department of management of investment activities and management support for new businesses, “Rosatom” found five associated with complex risks. The complex needs of the company as it sees no need for “space launches” in the Corporation’s lack of expertise in attracting customers to triggers and, as a consequence, the low loading of the “Sea launch”. According to experts, purchase of the platform will lead to competition with another state Corporation — “Rosatom”.
Another reason of refusal to purchase called reducing the cost of launching rockets in connection with the activities of SpaceX.
“Therefore it’s much more efficient to use a single launch services in case of need,” according to company materials.
Rosatom also noted the existence of accumulated losses and debts of the “Sea launch” and the need for their compensation.
“Requires a more detailed assessment of associated fees and potential cost of buying the complex,” the document says.
Previously, the sale of the “Sea launch” “Rosatom” reported two sources of TASS. Owning a complex S7 does not intend to develop a floating launch site in connection with the financial losses from the pandemic coronavirus. Russian airline became a full owner of Sea launch in 2018.