Source: satellite Angosat connection restored
MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Experts managed to establish a connection with the Angolan satellite angosat, which was launched on 26 December from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the unit obtained the telemetry. This was announced on Thursday, the TASS source in the space industry.
“Experts managed to restore communication with the satellite Angosat, the unit obtained the telemetry”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Official confirmation of the TASS does not have.
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Telemetry involves the automatic sending of Land parameters on-Board systems of a satellite communication channel also allows you to send spacecraft commands from the ground control center.
The carrier rocket “Zenit-2ЅБ” with the upper stage “Fregat” and communications satellite, Angosat, was launched 26 December at 22:00 Moscow time from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Head space part in the “Frigate” and “Angosat” separated from the second stage of the carrier rocket eight minutes after liftoff. On December 27 at 06:54 GMT, there was the spacecraft separated from the upper stage. Then the satellite staff oriented, it received telemetry, but at the stage of disclosure of solar panels it was gone.
Angosat manufactured in the RSC “Energia” by order of the Ministry of telecommunications and information technologies of Angola.