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Russia sends missiles to the US coast

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The Russian aerospace company S7 has finally become the full owner of the Sea Launch spaceport. Since 2014, since the beginning of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this platform has not been exploited. However, six months later, S7 intends to begin preparations for the first start after a long pause.


As before, Zenit launch vehicles will be used to put payloads into orbit. In fact, the rocket is considered Ukrainian, since it is assembled by Yuzhmash, but more than 80% of its components, including engines, are produced by Russia. Given the difficult relationship between the two countries, it was decided to carry out the final assembly of "Zenith" in the United States. Interesting fact: the Sea Launch platform is just 14 kilometers from the US coast and from the main office of SpaceX.

By the way, the Russian company S7 has become the first private domestic aerospace corporation, which should make a serious competition to the Americans.

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  1. Kasym
    Kasym April 22 2018 19: 07
    +9
    Are they not afraid that their assets will be arrested by the state government? Everything related to space and other industries, where the Russian Federation is ahead of the rest, should be kept away from the west. hi
    1. G A_2
      G A_2 April 22 2018 19: 39
      +3
      Quote: Kasym
      Are they not afraid that their assets will be arrested by the state government? Everything related to space and other industries, where the Russian Federation is ahead of the rest, should be kept away from the west. hi

      Are we in space ahead of the rest?
      1. Kasym
        Kasym April 22 2018 20: 21
        +2
        And from which cosmodrome and on whose rockets are all the astronauts flying? Why buy engines if you have your own?
        1. G A_2
          G A_2 April 22 2018 21: 48
          +2
          Quote: Kasym
          And from which cosmodrome and on whose rockets are all the astronauts flying? Why buy engines if you have your own?

          What else besides manned space? Nothing. Complete lag.
      2. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 6 May 2018 12: 05
        -1
        GA_2. Those days have passed and the backlog of the USSR is melting. The main thing, if they became the owners of the launcher, is to withdraw the platform to Mexico, Cuba or Venezuela, the Americans will squeeze out impudently for a long time spit on international law ... But there is an opportunity to charge the platform with rockets with something "hotter" ...
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 22 2018 20: 19
      +4
      Quote: Kasym
      Are they not afraid that their assets will be arrested by the state government?

      Or do they want to work for the benefit of our adversary ...
      Quote: Kasym
      Everything related to space and other industries, where the Russian Federation is ahead of the rest, should be kept away from the west

      This is a private company and patriotism is not an income item in it.
      Surprisingly different, why our authorities did not provide a launch pad for these cancers ... the technology will go to the West, and again we will catch up and distill in emergency mode.
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 23 2018 07: 15
    +1
    An interesting fact: the Sea Launch platform is located just 14 kilometers from the US coast and from SpaceX's main office.
    And I would be glad if the management of this company quietly choked on with envy at the sight of a large number of starts from this platform, but alas, this is a long time to wait ...
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 23 2018 10: 39
      0
      S-7 plans to launch missiles more expensive than Falcons and Protons and with a lower carrying capacity. Therefore, the case with the Zeniths does not exactly shoot. And when Soyuz-5 will be done it is not yet clear
  3. mamuka
    mamuka April 23 2018 10: 17
    +5
    now they are going to adopt a law on punishment for fake headlines - as soon as possible. The author of the title of this article would obviously fly, and for the matter
  4. Igor Levertov
    Igor Levertov April 24 2018 20: 30
    0
    And why in America they collect, if 80% of our components? The logic is incomprehensible, why aren’t they collecting here? It is unclear from the article, although one might suggest that there will be questions. Or is there an agreement or something? That would be explained in the article. It seems that sanctions are being introduced against us, and we give them the right to assemble Zenit. Can accelerate the development and use of our rocket in the future, but not by 2022, but early? And then you never mind what comes to our Donald’s mind, Trump - S7 is still a competitor to the Mask?
  5. Strelets1
    Strelets1 April 24 2018 23: 20
    +5
    Quote: Igor Levertov
    And why in America they collect, if 80% of our components? The logic is incomprehensible, why aren’t they collecting here?

    Because 20% of production and final assembly is Khokhl’s country ... sorry Ukraine, which seems to be no longer friends with Russia and the military-industrial complex, doesn’t support space and other matters, but on the contrary declares sanctions - even if you need to ditch your own production such as Antonov, Yuzhmakh, ZMZ, Kharkov and Kiev radio electronics ... Not even the farmers — worse than the Neo -ertals in the 21st century ... but they pleased the Anglo-Saxon owners ...
    And to restore 20% of production in Russia and organize assembly lines and make equipment for assembling Zeniths in the Russian Federation for a long time, and there is no special sense - the old version of the rocket - the new Soyuz-5 will be better in terms of performance and cheaper in production and operation ...
    Therefore, for Filev they came up with a kind of tricky option - Ukrainians seemed to screw up their eyes and seem to be not cooperating with Muscovites - the assembly was sort of like in America (and Ameriggaa is good, we (Ukrainians) will not be fooled ...)
    Such a stray happened, but what can you do when you have to deal with idiots ...
  6. Strelets1
    Strelets1 April 24 2018 23: 31
    +1
    Quote: BlackMokona
    And when Soyuz-5 will be done it is not yet clear

    What is not clear - the deadline has been set - the assembly of the first flight model in 2021, LCI - 2022.
    This is on condition that the new government does not replay the current RSC Energia excursion project with oxygen-kyrosin engines at the first and second stages ... Rogozin opposes - wants an option with methane engines - Energomash and KBKHA are ready to start development - developments on methane already exists, but how much it will be in time when the outline design will be redone, a decision has been made and one god knows openly the financing - at least before June-July this year. no decision to wait ...
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 25 2018 15: 03
      0
      Exactly. First Soyuz-5 strongly dissatisfied with S7, plus Wishlist Rogozin. Plus, traditional deadlines in space have grown. Plus all sorts of force majeure, plus you may want to plant to teach. And bam and already by 2030 there may be a first flight. If, as they like, they will not close the development to the very readiness due to obsolescence and will not begin to do a new project
  7. Strelets1
    Strelets1 April 24 2018 23: 40
    +1
    Quote: G A_2
    Quote: Kasym
    And from which cosmodrome and on whose rockets are all the astronauts flying? Why buy engines if you have your own?

    What else besides manned space? Nothing. Complete lag.

    Have you seen the amiable financing of world cosmonautics? Since the beginning of the 21st century, Russia has been financing space somewhere a little smaller than India - not to mention ESA, Japan, China and even more so the USA ...