According to the responsible, despite the complexity of construction of this type of devices, the construction of Angosat-2 is above 60 percent, being estimated to be launched in orbit in the first half of 2022.
Cited by Angop, Zolana João explained that this second satellite is a little different from the first one (Angosat-1) and that, despite containing some innovations, some mistakes made in the first satellite were also rectified.
In the list of corrections is the change in transmission: Angosat-2 will have a transmission seven times bigger than Angosat-1.
He explained that Angosat-1 had 16 transponders in band C and six in band KU, while Angosat-2 will have six transponders in band C, 24 in band KU and a transponder will be added in band KA - a novelty compared to the first satellite.
Angosat-2, which weighs about two tons, will be a High Transmission Rate satellite, having 13 gigabytes available in each range zone of its signal. Based on the Eurostar-3000 platform, Angosat-2 will have a lifetime of 15 years.
It should be remembered that Russia and Angola had already signed an agreement for the production of a first satellite, Angosat-1. However, after being launched into space in 2017, the device lost contact with Earth. Thus, in 2018, a new agreement for the construction of a second satellite was signed to replace Angosat-1.