Russian minister confirms launch of Angolan satellite in December

14 November 2017

The AngoSat-1 satellite is scheduled to be launched and placed in orbit in December, confirmed on Monday in Luanda the deputy prime minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Trutnev, at the end of an audience granted by Angola’s President João Lourenço.

The Angolan Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, said in October that the Russian-built satellite would be launched into space from the platform in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on 7 December next.

José Carvalho da Rocha, who was speaking about the benefits of the first Angolan satellite, also said that the project would cover the entire territory of the country when it went into operation and mentioned, for example, carrying out medical examinations using telemedicine in order to make up for the lack of medical specialists.

During the audience with the President Trutnev broached the subject of bilateral cooperation, with a focus on the technical, military, agricultural, mining and telecommunications sectors.  (macauhub)