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Angosat: the next stop is Baikonur

November 15, 2017

On the night of November 14-15 the Angosat spacecraft built by the Corporation under a contract with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Angola have completed at RSC Energia left the premises of RSC Energia.

The spacecraft in a shipping container was sent to the Sheremetievo airport on a special lowboy trailer.

According to the shipping schedule, the next step will be delivery of the spacecraft to Baikonur launch site on a transportation spacecraft An-124-100 Ruslan.

The launch of the Angosat communications satellite is scheduled for December 7.

Angosat is a spacecraft made by RSC Energia in the interests of the Republic of Angola will provide broadcast coverage in C- and Ku-bands over the territory of the Republic of Angola, as well as over the territory of the entire African continent. The Angosat project calls for constructing a communications satellite with a transponder, launching it into the geostationary orbit and building a round infrastructure for communications and TV broadcasting.

RSC Energia is the leader in the rocket and space industry, and the prime contractor for manned space systems. The Corporation conducts work on the development of unmanned space and rocket systems (launch vehicles and orbital transfer vehicles), and high-technology systems for various non-space applications. Since August 2014, the Corporation is headed by Vladimir Solntsev.
ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August of 2015 in order to conduct a comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry in Russia. State Corporation Roskosmos assures implementation of the Government policies in the field of space activities and provides for them a legal and regulatory framework, as well as places orders for the development, production and delivery of space hardware and space infrastructure facilities. The functions of the State Corporation also include development of international cooperation in space, and creating conditions for using results of space activities in social and economic development of Russia.

 

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