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Angosat-2: 45 Angolan technicians accompany construction in Russia. Launch scheduled for March

The Angosat-2 satellite, which is being developed in Russia and has the help of 45 Angolan technicians, is expected to be launched into space in March 2022.


The launch should take place in the first half of 2022, guaranteed source from the Ministry of Science and Information Technology and Social Communication. Quoted by O País, the source explained that in space matters it is always necessary to take meteorological factors into account when launching, but assured that Angosat-2 should enter space still during the first half of 2022.

Part of the team that is manufacturing the satellite is Angolan, said Zolana Rui João, general director of the Management Office of the National Space Program (GGPEN). In total, 45 Angolan technicians are participating in the project, 15 of whom are engineers, who have accompanied and assisted the Russians in the final phase of construction of Angosat-2.

He also pointed out that the construction process has entered an important phase: the part housing the payload, the antenna area and the communication system that will allow the satellite to communicate with the Earth is being completed.

In October this year, the company Reshentev Satellite Information Systems will send the satellite to Europe so that all the necessary components are inserted so that the communication between the satellite and the Earth can be reliable.

"I confirm that the work on the satellite has already been passed on to us and we have reconfirmed the deadline for launching the device in March 2022," the general manager of the company Reshentev Satellite Information Systems told the Russian news website Sputniknews.

The launch is expected to take place from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

It should be remembered that Russia and Angola had already signed an agreement for the production of a first satellite, the 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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