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.
By November 2018, it is planned to deliver and assemble in the port of Long Beach in California a Zenit-3SL missile for the first launch from a floating spaceport.
Why the Russian businessman bought the floating cosmodrome "Sea Launch"?