Conversations about a possible launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome Ukrainian satellite "Lybid" continue, said the process of the air show Airshow China in 2016, the General Director of Roscosmos Igor Komarov.
"in truth, he ( "Lybid" ), we have placed on responsible storage. Currently dealing with the payment engine and launch services. Conversations go ", – quotes his words RIA " Novosti ". The contract to design 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 total amount of the contract amounted to $ 254 million. The launch of the satellite was planned for launch vehicle "Zenit-3SLB" from Baikonur in 2011, but was not held until now. One of the reasons for the delays in the launch of the satellite "Lybid" steel financial problems of the Ukrainian enterprise " Yuzhmash ", responsible for the production of a rocket " Zenith ", which should put the satellite into orbit. Later the General Director of "Information satellite systems" named after academician Reshetnev "Nicholas Testoedov said, "Lybid" ready to start, but 1 in 5 years (by the start of the air show Airshow China in 2016 it's been 2, 5 years) is placed in custody in Russia from-for absence of the carrier rocket "Zenit" under his Run.