Sea Launch for sale !

Roscosmos and RKK Energia are going to sale Sea Launch Company. According to TASS, both shareholders are interested in selling Sea Launch, company established for launching Ukrainian Zenit rocket from floating sea platform (whole idea was described in  this post referring to Zenit rocket). RKK Energia repurchased shares from Boeing Commercial Space and planned to operate independently. Deep […]

Sea Launch with Long March 11 !

After purchasing Sea Launch company by S7 group, future of this innovative launch service provider was unsure. Problems caused by lack of the sufficient number of rockets compatible with sea platform seemed not to bother extensively new owner. Now it seems that problem seemed to be resolved. Sea Launch was acquired from Energia corporation in […]

Changes in Russian space industry – revolution or evolution ?

Roscosmos changed its status from agency to corporation. What does it mean for space industry in Russia ? So from 1st January 2016 there will be no Roscosmos ! It is not a joke; agency in present form will not exist anymore. President Putin under special decree dissolved Federal Space Agency Roscosmos. Its successor will become from […]

Last Zenit launch already on 11th December 2015

It is end of cooperation between Russia and Ukraine – no further launches of Zenit rocket from Baikonur will be planned. TASS press agency announced about last launch of Zenit rocket with Elektro-L2 weather satellite atop (mission was described in this post). It is probably last launch of Ukrainian rocket in the cooperation with Russia. […]