S7 Space, a member of the S7 Group of the spouses of Natalia and Vladislav Fileev, wants to buy from the state 36 rocket engines NK-33 and NK-43 built during the USSR. Whence the businessmen owning the bankrupt project "Sea Launch", will take such money, it is not absolutely clear.
The general director of Russia's first private space company S7 Space, Sergei Sopov, explains why they need a plant for rocket engines and why they want to lease an ISS.
RSC Energia can not provide Vladislav Filev with cheap and reliable Soyuz-5 missiles. Therefore, launch will have Ukrainian missiles "Zenith", which will be purchased from the Ukrainian "Yuzhmash". The only problem is that these missiles do not exist yet.
The private company did not save Russian space from a series of setbacks: the satellite "Angosat" (AngoSat-1) was put into a calculated orbit, but after a while the connection with him disappeared.