Russia May Move Sea Launch Project to Brazil

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Experts are studying the possibility of moving space rocket launches under the Sea Launch project to Brazil. This statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

“The interesting dialogue is currently in progress at the level of experts. The idea may take shape within the BRICS group, or in our bilateral relations with Brazil, to carry out such joint launches and furnish assistance to Brazil in developing its space industry and making its own spacecraft,” Mr. Rogozin said.

“The first signal calibration network for our GLONASS navigation system is already in place there. We may establish a long-term friendship with Brazil in the sphere of high technologies,” Mr. Rogozin stated, noting that the Sea Launch floating pad had been designed and built specifically for the Zenit rocket, a joint product of Russia and Ukraine.

“Now, after the latest events in Ukraine, one may forget about industrial production in Ukraine, let alone high-tech manufacturing. As a result, the project has been suspended,” Mr. Rogozin explained.

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Posted on December 26, 2014, in Space Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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