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)