Co-owner of group of companies S7 Vladislav Filev TASS confirmed a deal with RSC Energia on the purchase of floating cosmodrome “Sea launch”. Informed about this purchase was reported a source in the industry.
Filev in particular said that the company bought the platform “Odyssey”.
He stated that this transaction took more time and now the Russian investor has been investing in high-tech product. Investments S7 in the project “Sea launch” made $160 million.
The closing of the sale of the project is expected six months after the approval of the relevant authorities in the USA, since this is an international project, whose founders in addition to RSC “Energia” was made by the American Corporation Boeing, Norwegian shipbuilding company Kvaerner (now Aker Solutions, 20%), the Ukrainian Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash (15%).
Homeport command ship and floating spaceport Odyssey was selected long beach (California, USA).
Earlier it was reported that Russia does not intend to use the complex for launches under the Federal program.