The Russian backers of the Sea Launch platform are in negotiations to sell the platform to a subsidiary of Russia’s state corporation Rosatom.
Sources quoted by the news agency TASS suggest S7 will sell the Odyssey floating platform and the commander ship as part of a sale of non-core assets.
Rosatom will potentially have considerable expense ahead of it. Both the platform and commander ship are in need of an upgrade. Much of the on board equipment was removed before launch activities were suspended in 2014.
S7 acquired the platform two years later.
Prior to the suspension Sea Launch conducted 36 space launches of which 32 were successful.