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RSC Energia: Angosat SC processing operations

December 20, 2017

In Baikonur Launch Site specialists from RSC Energia, S.A.Lavochkin NPO and branch TsENKI of Space Center "Yuzhny" continue the Angosat Spacecraft prelaunch processing.

On December 19, 2017 Zenit-3SLVF intergated launch vehicle assembly operations are completed. A set of electrical tests of the intergrated launch vehicle is in progress. The roll-out to the launch pad is scheduled for Sunday 24, 2017.

The launch of Zenit-2SB LV with Fregat-SB US and Angosat SC is scheduled for December 26, 2017 from Area 45 of the Baikonur Launch Site.

Angosat is a spacecraft developed by RSC Energia in the interests of the Republic of Angola. It is designed for C- and Ku-bands broadcasting within the territory of the Republic of Angola, as well as the entire African continent. The Angosat project provides for development of a communication satellite with a repeater, its launch into a geostationary orbit and construction of the ground communications and television broadcasting infrastructure.

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 Lvovich SOLNTSEV.

SC ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation that was established in August 2015 to implement a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket-and-space industry. State Corporation ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the Russian government’s space program and its legal regulation. ROSCOSMOS is also placing orders for the development, manufacture and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure objects. The State Corporation is also responsible for international space cooperation and arranging conditions for the future use of results of space activities in the social and economic development of Russia.

 

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