Angosat-2 satellite scheduled for launch in 2020

14 June 2018

RSC Energia, a subsidiary of Russian state-owned company Roscosmos, will launch Angola’s new Angosat-2 satellite at no cost to Angola in 2020.

Angola’s new satellite will replace Angosat-1 launched in December 2017 and which subsequently lost contact with Earth and became inoperative.

Angola’s National Space Programme Management Office (GGPEN) has announced that Angosat-2 will cover the whole territory of Angola, Africa and several parts of Europe.

Angosat-2 will be launched from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan by a Zenit 3F type rocket.

Vladimir Sontsev, general manager of RSC Energia gave assurances that the company will do everything to fulfill existing contracts, with a view to the launch of Angosat-2.

The control centre is located in Funda in the north-west of Angola.(macauhub)