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Angosat-2 will be launched in orbit within 17 months

The Angosat-2 satellite, which is being developed in Russia, will enter orbit within 17 months. The novelty was given this Friday by the General Director of the National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), Zolana João, during the webinar "Angosat-2, economic benefits for the improvement of the lives of the populations", promoted by the Ministry of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Media.


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.


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