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Lybid 1

Lybid 1 [ISS Reshetnev]

The Lybid 1 is a ukrainian communications satellite to be operated by Ukrkosmos. It is built under the National Space Program. The launch was originally planned for 2013.

The communications payload is provided by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) of Canada, while ISS Reshenev provides the Ekspress-1000NT bus. A contract was signed with the MDA on 22 May 2010 on the joint construction of the Lybid satellite for Ukraine.

The launch of Lybid 1 on a Zenit-3F rocket was originally planned for 2015. Due to the Ukraine conflict, the future of this project was uncertain. The satellite has been completed and remains in storage. After the resolution of political issues, a launch is now planned for January 2018.

Nation: Ukraine
Type / Application: Communications
Operator: Ukrkosmos
Contractors: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) (payload), ISS Reshetnev (bus)
Equipment: 20 (+4) Ku-band transponders
Configuration: Ekspress-1000NT
Propulsion:
Power: 2 solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 1845 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Lybid 1 - 2018 Ba LC-45/1 Zenit-3F

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