ISS-55 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Anton Shkaplerov
Flight engineers:
Scott Tingle
Noroshige Kanai


Планета Королёва


LV Zenit-2SB with Angosat SC rolled out to the launch pad

December 25, 2017

December 24, 2017, at Baikonur launch site the launch vehicle Zenit-2SB with upper stage Fregat-SB intended for putting the Angosat spacecraft into orbit was rolled out to the launch pad of Area 45.

After completing operations to erect the launch vehicle on the launch pad, joint crews from companies in the rocket and space industry proceeded with operations under the schedule of the first launch day.

The launch is scheduled to take place at 22:00 Moscow Time on December 26, 2017.

Angosat is a spacecraft developed by RSC Energia in the interests of the Republic of Angola. It is designed to provide broadcasting coverage in C- and Ku-bands on the territory of the Republic of Angola, as well as 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.

LV Zenit-2SB with Angosat SC rolled out to the launch pad



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