The ship of the floating launch site "Sea Launch" came from the United States to Russia


The ship Sea Launch Commander crossed the Pacific Ocean and is now located in the port of Slavyanka, Primorsky Territory. The village of Slavyanka is located south of Vladivostok, 80 kilometers from the North Korean border.


The specialized site marinetraffic.com, which monitors the movement of ships, claims that the ship arrived at the port at 8.33 local time, or at 1.33 Moscow time. The representative of the Slavic shipyard also confirmed RIA Newsthat the ship is moored.

Sea Launch Commander is an assembly and command ship included in the Sea Launch complex of the floating launch site. On February 28, it left the US port of Long Beach on the Pacific coast.

The ship has already arrived in Russia, now it’s the turn of the Odyssey launch platform, which will be delivered to Hong Kong-owned Xin Guang Hua ship to Slavyanka. It departed from the port of Long Beach on March 2, and its arrival in Russia is expected on March 30.

Andrei Yakimchuk, general director of the Slavic Shipyard, told RIA Novosti that, under an agreement with the S7 group of companies, concluded for one year, the Sea Launch complex will remain in Slavyanka until its owner decides on a new base port or builds it.
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  1. Snail N9 17 March 2020 09: 58 New
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    Another - a "suitcase without a handle"? ....
    1. carstorm 11 17 March 2020 10: 03 New
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      he S7 belongs. and these are their problems. apparently the first private trader will appear in the space industry.
      1. Ramadan 17 March 2020 10: 39 New
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        If there is still competition in the field of astronautics, which is unlikely, but theoretically quite possible, this will only be a plus for our country.
        1. loki565 17 March 2020 10: 44 New
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          What kind of missiles will they put? they seem to have stopped releasing them since 2014.
          1. Ramadan 17 March 2020 10: 56 New
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            That's the head to think) The question is interesting. If they can solve this issue, then probably the platform can help go into Asian latitudes, so as not to take orders from the Vostochny cosmodrome, in which billions have been invested. This is just one of the scenarios.
            1. loki565 17 March 2020 12: 02 New
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              I agree, if we can still supply our Soyuz-7SL, then we will definitely be in the black.
          2. svp67 17 March 2020 12: 14 New
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            Quote: loki565
            What kind of missiles will they put? they seem to have stopped releasing them since 2014.

            It seems they are deciding on a joint release of the Soyuz-5 rocket carrier, which, well, purely "by chance" is very similar to
            previously used Zenith
            1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 18: 23 New
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              Quote: svp67
              purely "accidental" is very similar

              All missiles, purely "random", are somehow similar. Just like cars are like cars, and ships are like ships.
              1. svp67 17 March 2020 19: 20 New
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                Quote: orionvitt
                All missiles, purely "random", are somehow similar.

                Do not tell me when I understand that the launch pad fits two different missiles ... it’s not just like that
                1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 19: 31 New
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                  You are already finding fault with it. laughing I did not talk about those maintenance and operation, but only about the appearance. . Men and women, too, seem to be similar, but there are, as they say, nuances. And about the launch pad, not a problem, redo. A big problem with management and control systems will have to be re-equipped. I think so.
                  1. svp67 17 March 2020 20: 37 New
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                    Quote: orionvitt
                    . A big problem with management and control systems will have to be re-equipped.

                    Yes, the Ukrainians removed some of the equipment .. but this is solved
        2. Snail N9 17 March 2020 10: 48 New
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          Here is an article, why- "a suitcase without a handle" .... https://www.dv.kp.ru/daily/27039/4103957/
        3. knn54 17 March 2020 11: 34 New
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          It is better to replace Rogozin with Filev. Vladislav Feliksovich is both a competent engineer and a successful entrepreneur. And what is important is a strategist.
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    3. hhhhhhh 17 March 2020 10: 46 New
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      It is better not to do anything, but to write messages on the forums.))) From the barking on the forums there is progress, from missile launches never.
  2. Shuttle 17 March 2020 09: 58 New
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    Interesting, entertaining ...
    But the Sea Launch is almost like the BZHRK - freedom for the launch site.
    1. Hort 18 March 2020 13: 17 New
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      not .. too slow, noticeable and vulnerable. and in general for this submarine is)
  3. rocket757 17 March 2020 10: 09 New
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    The ship of the floating launch site "Sea Launch" came from the United States to Russia

    Okay, come ... well, I guess. And then WHAT?
    1. DymOk_v_dYmke 17 March 2020 10: 36 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      The ship of the floating launch site "Sea Launch" came from the United States to Russia

      Okay, come ... well, I guess. And then WHAT?

      She came under protection from arrest for nothing.
      And then you can cut it, sell the metal, and build a pipe-laying machine on hand laughing
      1. Mikhail3 17 March 2020 10: 48 New
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        No, no, send the money "to the treasury." And on the way they are "lost." Tea is not the first time.
    2. loki565 17 March 2020 10: 46 New
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      Then there is a small repair, plus payment for parking, before they find a new port.
    3. Non liberoid Russian 17 March 2020 10: 49 New
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      what do you want? it is a private business, they want to do something and do not have to report to you
      1. rocket757 17 March 2020 11: 08 New
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        Interval of opinions ... expected !!!
        It is interesting, of course, who and what will be done there .... it is probably worth the wait, and then criticize or rejoice. One thing is clear / it’s not clear who will make rockets for him and is there at least some movement in this direction?
        By the way, if a private trader, then nothing will be said / should be, it is nonsense, now it DOES NOT HAPPEN! Advertising is first and foremost ... it's normal, it's normal. Arranging open secrets is already stupid.
      2. orionvitt 17 March 2020 18: 29 New
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        Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
        what do you want? it is a private business,

        Philistine interest. Look for the Mask, so many copies break, almost to a fight and mutual insults. And it seems to be the same, private business.
    4. Ren
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      Quote: rocket757
      Okay, come ... well, I guess. And then WHAT?

      The ship Sea Launch Commander crossed the Pacific Ocean and is now located in the port of Slavyanka, Primorsky Territory. The village of Slavyanka is located south of Vladivostok, 80 kilometers from North Korean borders.

      We read the article carefully about 80 km. wassat
  4. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 10: 19 New
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    Russia refused to supply nodes for Zenith to Ukraine; it intends to use the modified Soyuz-5 for a sea launch.
    But only when, it is unknown.
    Maybe the Yankees will come up with something.
    1. Non liberoid Russian 17 March 2020 10: 54 New
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      and what about the Yankees?
      1. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 10: 57 New
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        Maybe they will offer launch vehicles for their launches.
        1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 18: 31 New
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          Let them launch with their own launch vehicles.
    2. ultra 17 March 2020 10: 55 New
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      Well, according to the plans it was to start testing in the year 24, but I don’t believe much in it. Rather, I am 100% sure that there will be no beginning in the year 24.
    3. Laksamana besar 17 March 2020 11: 32 New
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      Soyuz-7 - for land launches and Soyuz-7SL - for sea launch, both based on Soyuz-5.
  5. egor1712 17 March 2020 10: 29 New
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    Very good news. These are technologies and new opportunities for providing space launches.
    1. Mikhail3 17 March 2020 10: 50 New
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      Is Vostochny already extremely loaded? All old opportunities exhausted? And are the technologies of 95 much newer?
    2. donavi49 17 March 2020 11: 16 New
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      Well, the Chinese have put together a cheap barge and let it go. From there, they plan to launch a new 1,5t Kuaizhou 11.


      Technology is not directly new / unique.

      The problem with the launch vehicle is that it doesn’t need to be done. Also, a floating spaceport to redo it. Well, and most importantly, the main competitive advantage of Sea Launch was left - the ability to launch non-travel American satellites. That is, the load does not travel outside the United States. This greatly simplifies and speeds up business, and often even makes launching possible.

      Now this is actually another cosmodrome in Russia. What are its advantages from Baikonur or East?
      1. Liam 17 March 2020 11: 25 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        The main competitive advantage of Sea Launch

        This is an opportunity to launch from low near equator latitudes, which gives a lot of advantages in terms of the weight of the payload and optimization of output to the desired orbits
        1. donavi49 17 March 2020 11: 35 New
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          But why, if exploitation in fact eats up all the gains.

          Even then, it was believed that 5-6 launches per year should be done. This indicator was reached once in history, in 2008. Today, without the American launch market and in the face of lower media prices, the chances are even more illusive.
      2. Dmitry V. 17 March 2020 16: 13 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        What are its advantages from Baikonur or East?


        Soyuz-5.1 can be launched by sea launch from the platform.
        Cheap launches from the equator region (the cost of one launch is estimated at 55–56 million dollars) - light-weight launch vehicles of almost 17 tons at the IEO.
        The Zenit LV was taken as a basis (in Russia, according to various sources, from 70 to 85% of the components of this LV are manufactured.
        Launch complex based on the Vietnam port. Plus shuttle flights with delivery of RP Soyuz 5 to the location of the complex.
        1. donavi49 17 March 2020 16: 51 New
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          Well, I repeat, there’s not even a question in the launch vehicle that costs money and will not be cheap in a small series. There is a question in the basic economy. Before, when MS was in the USA - target point 5-6 launches annually. Only since they could to reach в 2008 year.

          I have no doubt that for the sake of PR they’ll gash the rocket to the MS, and they will let them go from the equator, once or twice a year. However, this is not close to a profitable or useful enterprise.
  6. Andrei Nikolaevich 17 March 2020 10: 32 New
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    The pipe layer would ....)
  7. Avior 17 March 2020 10: 37 New
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    But what about the launch vehicle for the complex?
    Zenith dropped, as I understand it?
    Is there another?
    1. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 10: 48 New
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      There is. They want to modify Soyuz-5 for this business.
      1. Avior 17 March 2020 10: 53 New
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        eat and want, as if not quite the same thing.
        Moreover, as I understand it, Soyuz-5 itself is not there either.
        It is a pity if without a unique project, the project will bend .....
        1. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 10: 55 New
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          Do not bend. This project is worth the money; the S7 Group knows how to count money.
      2. ultra 17 March 2020 10: 57 New
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        There is nothing to modify yet. There is no Union 5 in iron and it is hard to believe that it will fly ever.
        1. Lord of the Sith 17 March 2020 10: 59 New
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          We will see how it turns out, and in what time frame.
          1. ultra 17 March 2020 11: 01 New
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            IMHO, just like with the Hangar, it will work out. But it couldn’t be otherwise. The system is "sharpened" not for the result, but for the process.
    2. askort154 17 March 2020 11: 04 New
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      Avior ....and what about the launch vehicle for the complex?
      Zenith dropped, as I understand it?
      Is there another?


      So far, only Roscosmos projects on Soyuz-5. Now they plan to repair the platform and upgrade, the first launch at the end of 2021.
      Although her former "merits" are as follows.
      They started building in 1995. (Founders: USA Boing, Russia RSC Energia, Norway Aker, Ukraine Yuzhmash) First launch in 1999, last in 2014 (Yuzhmash was blown away after the coup in Ukraine). In total, over 20 years., 36 launches were made, 32 were successful - (3 accidents and 1 unsuccessful)
      In 2016 the project was bought by the S 7 group.
      Let's see what happens from this. hi
      1. Avior 17 March 2020 11: 51 New
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        (Yuzhmash was blown away after the coup in Ukraine)

        did not understand this phrase.
        As a launch vehicle, a three-stage Zenit-3SL rocket was used - a modification of the Zenit-2 launch vehicle with a DM booster. The main developer - Yuzhnoye Design Bureau (Dnipro), was produced at the Yuzhmash Dnepropetrovsk plant.

        On August 14, 2017, S7 confirmed that it would use Zenit until 2023, after which it would switch to Soyuz-5 [51].
        On September 21, 2017, a source in the rocket and space industry told the media that Russia would not supply Yuzhmash with components for Zenit launch vehicles - the control system manufactured in Russia and the RD-171 first-stage engine will be delivered bypassing Ukraine directly to USA, missile rebuilding and testing will be carried out in Long Beach [52].
        On October 3, 2017, the head of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev told the media that at the first stage of using the cosmodrome, only Zenit will be launched from it. At the second stage, after the modernization of the cosmodrome and the appearance of the Soyuz-5 carrier, the Zenit will be abandoned [53].
        On February 13, 2018, the CEO of S7 Space Transport Systems (a subsidiary of the S7 group) Sergey Sopov told the media that the company ordered Yuzhmash to produce 12 launch vehicles until 2023 inclusive, based on the self-sustainability of the project in 3-4 launches in year. The composition of each Zenith includes an RD-171M first-stage engine, a second-stage combustion chamber, a control system and many other components, which are completely manufactured in Russia. In total, about 150 domestic enterprises are involved in cooperation. Their share in cost terms of the cost of the rocket is 80%. Fulfillment of the contract for 12 Zenit will bring Russian enterprises half a billion dollars [54].
        The Zenit launch vehicle for the first launch as part of the resumption of the Sea Launch project can be manufactured in 2019. The carrier was to be built by Ukraine, with the participation of Russia, and the final assembly of the rocket was planned to be carried out in the USA [55]. In March 2019, a message was received to cancel this scheme.

        S7 Space paid Yuzhmash 30 million in advance, and then broke off the contract.
        It is not clear if Yuzhmash is unable to fulfill the contract, they should have demanded a forfeit from him, and 30 million will be returned, but nothing is heard about this.
        https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2019/03/21/rossiyskaya-s7-razryvaet-kontrakt-na-postavku-raket-s-ukrainskim-yuzhmashem
    3. Simargl 17 March 2020 11: 29 New
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      Quote: Avior
      Is there another?
      Union is easier than Zenith. Launcher remake and forward.
  8. Elephant 17 March 2020 10: 50 New
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    In general, this project currently has more questions than answers.
    1. ultra 17 March 2020 11: 03 New
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      Let the private owner deal with these issues. We have had continuous questions in the state program for 30 years.
      1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 18: 38 New
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        Quote: ultra
        We have had continuous questions in the state program for 30 years.

        But you have, as you can see, solid answers. And for all the questions.
  9. ultra 17 March 2020 11: 15 New
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    "Everything is as always. Though you pay and at least pay ... you will still receive a voucher..this is humor. But in general, the reduction leads to an increase in work with the previous or even lower salary. Nothing new in +. When the salary depends from ktu, from the point of view of the master and the award from the point of view of senior management. Workers will be infringed. The union and labor protection are only for reporting. They do not work for workers, they parasitize only.
    more
    Alexey I.
    July 21 2019
    Without tears do not look. Wretchedness and poverty. Instead of missiles, valves and cranes for Gazprom. Workers are dressed as wetters. In the plant management, dirt, darkness and tattered (still Soviet) linoleum. Only the faces of a private security company guarding the plant shine. RFP guard 25 thousand and the economist at the factory 18.
    Dmitry P.
    10 May 2019
    One of the last factories in the city that is working and trying to survive. Retirees and staff are periodically reduced. Towards the end of the shift, minibuses flock to "cut down" on the departing workers. Glory to the Russian cosmonautics!
    Alexander Voronezh
    City Expert 7 level
    October 24 2019
    Bomzhatnik fat-bellied bosses and poor workers, it’s a pity the mochalin left, he didn’t put things in order
    Anatoly Dmitrievich S.

    October 13 2019
    Kumovy plant, still afloat, for a long time, no - not known.
    Tatyana E.
    October 24 2019
    All 45 years, from equipment to thinking " negative These are reviews of Voronezh residents about the “flagship of the Russian rocket engine industry. And I think that it’s about the same everywhere.
    1. orionvitt 17 March 2020 18: 46 New
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      Workers will be hurt
      Have you seen Detroit? Take some interest. It was once the flagship of automotive in the United States, and now half extinct and abandoned. And note, in the states there was no devastation and crisis of the 90s, but on the contrary, everything they had in chocolate. So, it’s just a “market decision”. What can you do, capitalism, his mother. They wanted a "blessed west", received. For that fought for it and ran.
  10. Mavrikiy 17 March 2020 11: 48 New
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    Well, repair, little by little, to Cuba or Venezuela, closer to the equator.
  11. Dmitry V. 17 March 2020 16: 01 New
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    The SEA Launch Launch Platform and Management Ship can be based at one of Vietnam's ports.
    Pretty close to the equator.
    Weather conditions in the region are not simple enough, but it is quite possible to find “windows” for launching works.
    It is logistically more convenient for many Asian customers to deliver launch cargo to Vietnam.

    Replacing Zenith with Soyuz-5 is a resolved issue.
    By the time of the first launch of Sayuz-5 in 2022, they will reconstruct the launch platform and the control vessel.
  12. pafegosoff 17 March 2020 21: 54 New
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    S-7 ... Something flashed that the main enthusiast of the sea launch was the deceased co-owner of S-7 Natalia Fileva.
    1. 33797 18 March 2020 17: 16 New
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      A bit wrong. R. Dzhuraeva headed this program, the short one nearly ruined TsENKI. I ran away abroad and returned to head S7 (everything is stolen, but the output will be “0”)
  13. ultra 17 March 2020 23: 13 New
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    Quote: orionvitt
    Have you seen Detroit? Take some interest

    It may be easier for you from the ruins of Detroit, but my country interests me.
  14. Victor March 47 18 March 2020 00: 57 New
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    Quote: Ramazan
    If there is still competition in the field of astronautics, which is unlikely, but theoretically quite possible, this will only be a plus for our country.

    In a country in which the fixed assets and production capacities of strategically important industries are in the hands of the state, competition will not arise by definition. The state is the most cruel monopolist, in the hands of which are all the levers of safeguarding the monopoly - finance, the banking system, borders, the tax system, the police, and, finally, the army.
    Pampering with mini-racks and launching kites into space will be allowed. The main task is to fulfill government orders to launch state carriers and satellites into orbits that are not reachable from the territory of Russia.
  15. Victor March 47 18 March 2020 01: 08 New
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    Quote: ultra
    There is nothing to modify yet. There is no Union 5 in iron and it is hard to believe that it will fly ever.

    Do not trust yourselves, push yourself and do not go to the toilet, so as not to fall out.