SpaceX has agreed to launch the Ukrainian satellite Sich 2-1 into orbit. Agreements on the launch were reached last week during talks with the company, said the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Economic Development Dmytro Natalukha on his Facebook page.
"Today we can say that the terms of the contract have been preliminarily agreed upon and Ukraine now has the opportunity to sign a contract for start-up services with the legendary American company. The contract price is 1 million dollars, which is eight times lower than originally planned," Natalukha wrote.
According to him, if all technical obstacles are overcome and the relevant ministry does everything in time, the satellite Sich 2-1 will really be launched in the year on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence.
Earlier, Oleh Urusky, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine said the country intented to launch its own satellite (Sich 2-30 (2-1)) into Earth orbit by the end of 2021.