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Ukraine is preparing to launch the first space satellite

Украина готовит к запуску в космос первый собственный спутникIn 2017 from the cosmodrome “Baikonur” launch of the first Ukrainian communications satellite — the Lybid.

It is designed to provide services to regional and international broadcasting, direct broadcasting, multimedia and Internet, as well as providing transmission of data, telephony, video conferencing, based on VSAT.

The contractor is a canadian company MDA. The contract signed with the Canadians in 2009, but the launch for various reasons postponed. The development of space activities in Ukraine will not stop.

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By 2022 it is planned to launch at least six satellites: spacecraft communication and broadcasting “Lybid” and “Rus-2”, spacecraft remote sensing “Sich-2-1, Sich-2M”, “Sich – 3”, the scientific-technologic spacecraft “Ionosat “.

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