Big_Gazza wrote:Nothing new, but he did say that when S7 relocated the Sea Launch platform and control ship to Russia, US gov representatives openly stated how they would never allow the rise of a Russian competitor to Space X, and that they gutted the Sea Launch infrastructure of its launch hardware before it was handed over (and that restoration of the asset will be long and expensive).PapaDragon wrote:
It's amazing what person can accomplish when he makes an effort to behave like mature adult
Did he mention anything useful in that article (Angara, Soyuz-5, PTK-NP) or was it just usual pissing contest?
S7 is already selling SeaLaunch to Rosatom, removed equipment and pandemic made them decide to ditch non-essential assets (it would also need completely new port infrastructure built from scratch)
I don't know if they are continuing with space launch segment, they probably do but with standard launchpads (they should have done so from the get go)
Like I said, any space launch market segment Russia ever had was just a pittance thrown to them by USA to make Russians stop developing space assets and to make them feel good about their failures, the moment there was any actual money to be made there it all went back home where it belongs
Russia needs to stop wasting time on foreign market bullshit and focus on it's own projects