"The center has the capacity to operate, at least, three satellites simultaneously. Even here in the region, Angola is the only country, at this moment, that has a project of this size", said Amaro João, director of the Satellite Control and Emission Center, in statements to Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA).
In turn, the deputy general director of the National Space Program Management Office, Vangiliya Pereira, made it known that at this moment there are 68 staff members: "At this moment we are 68 staff members with PhDs, graduates and masters. At this time we are going to have a high performance satellite, which few countries in Africa have already implemented", she said.
According to RNA, the government has shown itself committed to launching the Angosat-2 satellite next year. To this end, investments have been made in infrastructure and in the training and capacity building of the more than 60 technicians.
The focus is also on the younger generation and, according to the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Mário Augusto Oliveira, the Ministry intends to provide young people with knowledge about the sector.
"We have developed actions with students, in the production of what we call the Angolan CanSat. Our international geostrategic positioning in this industry is also a very important factor that is part of our project (...). It is a contribution that we will give to the development of our continent that well needs it", considered the Secretary of State.