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Cost of launching Proton rocket down $25 mln over a year — Roscosmos

April 14, 2015, 13:43 UTC+3
Russia-US project of commercial Proton launches remains profitable
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MOSCOW, April 14. /TASS/. he costs of launching the Proton-M rocket have gone down to $70 million from $95 million over the past twelve months, the chief of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov said on Tuesday.

"Whereas one year ago one Proton cost an average $95 million to launch, now the program for reforming the Khrunichev center has reduced the cost to $69-70 million," Komarov said.

He added that the joint Russia-US project of commercial Proton launches remained profitable.

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