Built by order of the MDA for the canadian space Agency Ukrainian communications Satellite "Lybid" is ready, but for more than one year is placed on responsible storage in the Russian Federation from-for absence of the carrier rocket " Zenit ", said General Director of "Information satellite systems" named after academician Reshetnev " Nikolai Testoyedov.
"we have the company ready-made Satellite" Lybid ". The customer of the satellite – Ukraine, but legally And in fact on the unit We are working with the canadian firm MDA. Normal project, well implemented technically. We Companion ready to give at any time, And Roscosmos is ready. And there's no political subtext, it's just that Ukraine until now there is no launch vehicle "Zenit" under the Run ", – RIA "news" words Testoedov, said at the aerospace exhibition Dubai Airshow-2015.
On may 21, Deputy General Director of ASC Yuri Vilkov has informed that made in October of last year in Russia the Ukrainian communications Satellite "Lybid" is left on responsible storage in the Russian company ISS Reshetnev name. The manufacture of the satellite, designed to create a national satellite communication system of Ukraine, was completed by October of the past year, however, the transfer apparatus to the customer was delayed, although the media proved that the transfer apparatus was held. For the Launch of the "Lybid" in orbit meets the canadian Firm. The agreement provides for a term of storing up to 2 years. Ukraine planned to launch a telecommunications Satellite "Lybid-1" in the 1st quarter of this year. The satellite was obliged to fully cover Ukraine with surrounding countries as well as North Africa And part of Asia. The total Cost of the project on creation of the Ukrainian communications satellite was $ 292 million. The contract to develop the satellite "Lybid" was concluded in the early winter of 2009, the National space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU), a canadian firm MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd (MDA). The launch of the satellite was planned for launch vehicle "Zenit-3SLB" from the spaceport Baikonur in 2011, however, did not take place until now. One of the reasons for the delayed launch of the satellite "Lybid" steel financial problems of the Ukrainian enterprise " Yuzhmash ", responsible for the Manufacture of rocket " Zenit ", which should bring a Satellite into orbit. The launch of the first Ukrainian telecommunications satellite for technical reasons was postponed several times. Its launch also planned for 2012, then – for 2013, then – not before mid-2014.