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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #220 on: 02/25/2018 03:29 am »
Could UlA & Aerojet assable Zenit in their facilites that assembles Atlas. If the supply chain was economically feasible to restart.
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #221 on: 04/17/2018 10:31 am »
Formalities for Sea Launch assets transfer have been completed:

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This allowed to complete the transaction and make the corresponding entries in the ship's register about the transfer of ownership of the vessels to the buyers, as well as to sign the transfer acts that certify the alienation to the equipment buyers. The final calculation has been made with the sellers.

In accordance with the agreement, RSC Energia will continue to participate in the Sea Launch project as a component supplier and will assist the S7 Group in the operation and maintenance of the complex.

It is also planned that Energia will carry out development work to adapt the Soyuz-5 medium-range missile for launches from the Sea Launch complex.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24942/
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #222 on: 04/17/2018 03:36 pm »
Third time in my life I have changed employers with no change to salary, commute or roles and responsibilities .
Looking forward to returning this spaceport to operational status.

http://www.s7space.ru/en/news/src-sea-launch-purchase/
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #223 on: 04/17/2018 04:34 pm »
Third time in my life I have changed employers with no change to salary, commute or roles and responsibilities .
Looking forward to returning this spaceport to operational status.

http://www.s7space.ru/en/news/src-sea-launch-purchase/

Hmm.

A space launch services company owned by an actual air line.  :o

Rather like when a "wild cat" oil drilling company formed a nuclear division. The cultural interchanges should be most interesting.
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #224 on: 04/17/2018 05:01 pm »
Hmm.

A space launch services company owned by an actual air line.  :o

Rather like when a "wild cat" oil drilling company formed a nuclear division. The cultural interchanges should be most interesting.

Not really.  The real work is still done by the vehicle contractors.

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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #225 on: 04/18/2018 12:31 am »
Formalities for Sea Launch assets transfer have been completed:

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This allowed to complete the transaction and make the corresponding entries in the ship's register about the transfer of ownership of the vessels to the buyers, as well as to sign the transfer acts that certify the alienation to the equipment buyers. The final calculation has been made with the sellers.

In accordance with the agreement, RSC Energia will continue to participate in the Sea Launch project as a component supplier and will assist the S7 Group in the operation and maintenance of the complex.

It is also planned that Energia will carry out development work to adapt the Soyuz-5 medium-range missile for launches from the Sea Launch complex.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24942/

Wait, Soyuz-5, will that include Federatsia, thus a manned capability?

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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #226 on: 04/18/2018 02:48 am »
Formalities for Sea Launch assets transfer have been completed:

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This allowed to complete the transaction and make the corresponding entries in the ship's register about the transfer of ownership of the vessels to the buyers, as well as to sign the transfer acts that certify the alienation to the equipment buyers. The final calculation has been made with the sellers.

In accordance with the agreement, RSC Energia will continue to participate in the Sea Launch project as a component supplier and will assist the S7 Group in the operation and maintenance of the complex.

It is also planned that Energia will carry out development work to adapt the Soyuz-5 medium-range missile for launches from the Sea Launch complex.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24942/

Wait, Soyuz-5, will that include Federatsia, thus a manned capability?

I don't think they will want to add the complications of a crew tower on the platform (or to have a crew board horizontally to then be raised to vertical by the strongback, to then proceed to fueling, over several hours). Soyuz-5 will just be a "Russianized" Zenit, so obvious choice (for now) to keep SL in operation in a few years' time.
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #227 on: 11/08/2018 10:37 pm »
Cross-post with a small morsel of Sea Launch news:
TASS: S7 Space to modernize Sea Launch floating spaceport for reusable rocket http://tass.com/science/1029619
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S7 Space is developing its own reusable rocket based on the conceptual design of the Soyuz-5 carrier (being developed by Energia Space Rocket Corporation). The company has dubbed the new rocket "Soyuz-7" and "Soyuz-7SL" (Sea Launch).

This is a brief summary of a rather interesting TASS interview with Sergei Sopov, head of S7 Space. There are many more details in the full interview, available here (only in Russian):
https://tass.ru/interviews/5760322
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Sopov says they're still on schedule to resume launches of the Zenit-3SL from the Sea Launch platform in December 2019 and are holding talks with a potential foreign customer which he didn't identify.
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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #228 on: 11/09/2018 06:02 am »
Cross-post with a small morsel of Sea Launch news:
TASS: S7 Space to modernize Sea Launch floating spaceport for reusable rocket http://tass.com/science/1029619
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S7 Space is developing its own reusable rocket based on the conceptual design of the Soyuz-5 carrier (being developed by Energia Space Rocket Corporation). The company has dubbed the new rocket "Soyuz-7" and "Soyuz-7SL" (Sea Launch).

This is a brief summary of a rather interesting TASS interview with Sergei Sopov, head of S7 Space. There are many more details in the full interview, available here (only in Russian):
https://tass.ru/interviews/5760322
<snip>
Sopov says they're still on schedule to resume launches of the Zenit-3SL from the Sea Launch platform in December 2019 and are holding talks with a potential foreign customer which he didn't identify.

Soyuz-7 allegedly a Suyuz-5 with reusable first stage now. I wonder if ocean landing, particularly RTLS, is in the cards. Though with Zenit-3SL apparently still a go, they won't be modifying the launch platform anytime soon.

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Re: Sea Launch Future
« Reply #229 on: 11/09/2018 05:10 pm »
Cross-post with a small morsel of Sea Launch news:
TASS: S7 Space to modernize Sea Launch floating spaceport for reusable rocket http://tass.com/science/1029619
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S7 Space is developing its own reusable rocket based on the conceptual design of the Soyuz-5 carrier (being developed by Energia Space Rocket Corporation). The company has dubbed the new rocket "Soyuz-7" and "Soyuz-7SL" (Sea Launch).

This is a brief summary of a rather interesting TASS interview with Sergei Sopov, head of S7 Space. There are many more details in the full interview, available here (only in Russian):
https://tass.ru/interviews/5760322
<snip>
Sopov says they're still on schedule to resume launches of the Zenit-3SL from the Sea Launch platform in December 2019 and are holding talks with a potential foreign customer which he didn't identify.

Soyuz-7 allegedly a Suyuz-5 with reusable first stage now. I wonder if ocean landing, particularly RTLS, is in the cards. Though with Zenit-3SL apparently still a go, they won't be modifying the launch platform anytime soon.
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