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Sea Launch to be restored at cost of about $470 million

Xin Guang Hua heavy load carrier carrying the floating launch pad Odyssey of the Sea Launch spaceport
© Dmitry Yefremov/TAS

The floating spaceport Sea Launch, currently based at Russia’s Slavyanka port in the Primorye Territory, will be restored. This will require about 35 billion rubles (roughly $470 million), Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told the media on the sidelines of the Army-2020 forum on Monday.

“Certainly, the Sea Launch will be restored. I had a discussion with the president on that score. I reported intermediate results achieved by the working group that was set up on my instructions,” Borisov said. He added that the budget of breathing a new life into the Sea Launch was estimated at about 35 billion rubles ($470 million dollars). It will be commercially successful if at least five launches are made a year. “All this is possible,” he said.

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