In a statement, to which VerAngola had access, GGPEN informs that almost three weeks after being launched, the satellite "is in orbit and communicating perfectly with the control stations in Russia and Angola".
The office also adds that it is possible to monitor the satellite in real time. But how? GGPEN clarifies that through the website https://www.n2yo.com/?s=54033, interested parties can see and "follow, in real time, the position of the Angolan satellite".
GGPEN also mentions that "any official information" about the satellite "is being disseminated on GGPEN's communication channels".
Marisa Neto becomes the first woman to send a command to Angosat-2
Engineer Marisa Neto became, on the 20th of October, the first woman to send a command to Angosat-2.
The information is contained in another GGPEN note, to which VerAngola had access.
"October 20, 2022, GGPEN employee, engineer Marisa Neto, became the first woman to send a command to the Angolan communications satellite", the document reads.
As the office explains, this command resulted in telemetry data that helped "in the verification of the functionality of the satellite subsystems".
It is recalled that Angosat-2 was launched on October 12, at the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, and it is the second satellite launched by the country. In 2017, the launch of Angosat-1 took place, which lost contact with Earth after entering orbit, thus being replaced by Angosat-2.