“The Lybid mission has not been cancelled. We have postponed until the yearend the launch, which was earlier moved from spring to summer due to the Crimean events. This time the launch is delayed for technical reasons: the Russian manufacturer needs to upgrade the satellite,” the source noted.
“It has been decided to control the Lybid from Kyiv,” he added.
A satellite control station was under construction at the National Space Facilities Control and Test Center in Yevpatoria but Ukraine had to move the control station after Crimea was annexed by the Russian Federation, he continued.