The construction of the RSC “Cyclone-4M” in Canada is planned to provide on a commercial basis – Yuzhnoye
Create by 2020 on the territory of Canada of rocket-space complex (RKK) “Cyclone-4M” is scheduled as part of the commercial project space sector, Canada, USA and Ukraine, financing of the project plans to take over Western investor, reported the Ukrainian developer of rocket and space technology GP CB “South” (Yuzhnoye SDO, Dnepr).
According to the report on the website of the Yuzhnoye SDO, in cooperation with the establishment in Canada of rocket-space complex “Cyclone-4M”, plans which by 2020, recently officially announced the canadian Launch Maritime Services Ltd (MLS), intend to participate in a number of canadian, American, and Ukrainian companies.
“CB “South” will be responsible for the development, testing and operation of the launch vehicle and the objects and systems of ground complex “Yuzhny machine-building plant” should become a provider of carrier rocket “Cyclone-4M” for MLS – specified in the message .
According Yuzhnoye SDO, the financing of the project will take on Western partner : “Canadian Maritime Launch Services company Ltd. expressed interest and on their own initiative plans to implement the project solely through its own funds and financial investments from commercial sources,” the report said.
As noted in Yuzhnoye SDO, today the initiators of the project already carried out a number of working meetings with representatives of various authorities of Canada and the canadian public received preliminary support and interest in the project “Cyclone-4M” in Canada.
According to the report, currently, MLS is working to begin the process of obtaining a permit for the lease of state land for the creation of the ground complex in the province of Nova Scotia, and has already started the process of obtaining necessary documents.
According to MLS, the company plans to provide delivery services to low earth orbit payloads weighing up to 5 tons, and cargo to 3.35 tons in sun-synchronous orbit. Estimated cost of start-up will be $45 million the First launch rocket “Cyclone-4M” in the framework of the project is scheduled for 2020, by 2022 the company plans to provide not less than 8 launches per year. The first program funding provided in 2016, one of the founders of MLS – American UPC.
As reported, concluded by Brazil and Ukraine in 2003, the long-term agreement on the use of PH “Cyclone-4” on the Brazilian launch centre of alcântara was unilaterally denounced the Brazilian side in the summer of 2015. According to previously voiced by the Ukrainian side, the degree of readiness of the rocket “Cyclone-4” was at the time of rupture of cooperation of about 90%. The first launch rocket “Cyclone-4” from the Alcantara launch site with Ukrainian KA “Mikrosat” and KA Nano Jasmine Tokyo University was planned for the end of 2014, however, with unleashed against Ukraine to external aggression Brazilians have sharply reduced the pace of work on the project.
In Kiev conceded that the decision by Brazil to break cooperation at the finish of a promising project could be taken under political pressure: the Brazilians hoped to deepen cooperation with Russia. In the new situation, Ukraine announced plans to create an alternative perspective of the launch pad rocket “Cyclone-4” in North America.
According to the announced in December 2016 estimates GKAU, the actual costs of the Ukrainian side on the implementation of the project RSC “Cyclone-4” is currently $592 million