Theoretically this is possible, but very difficult. It is actually necessary to build a factory in order not only to carry out the final assembly of the engine and rocket equipment, but also to check the quality of the entire product.- conveys his words TASS.
So he commented on the refusal of Russia from a complete set of Ukrainian Zenit launch vehicles.
A company representative noted that the launch platform Sea Launch is deployed in the port of Long Beach (USA) and at the Baikonur launch complex, and it is very difficult to organize an assembly there - it is profitable only when ordering 20-30 engines. At the same time, according to him, “Russian colleagues are not enthusiastic about Russia's refusal to supply components to Yuzhmash.”
2 June was informed that under the Sea Launch project, Yuzhmash signed a contract for 12 launch vehicles Zenit with S7 Sea Launch Limited, registered in the United States.
However, Russia refused to supply Yuzhmash with components for missiles - control systems and the first stage engine, which will be delivered directly to the launch site, bypassing Ukraine.