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.