Rogozin congratulated the Ambassador of Angola in the Russian Federation with the successful launch of first satellite
MOSCOW, December 29. /TASS/. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin congratulated extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Angola to Russia, Joaquim de Augusto Lamosa with the successful launch of the first Angolan telecommunications satellite and expressed hope that this event will be an important step in bilateral cooperation in the sphere of high technologies and space.
“I congratulate you on the successful launch of the first national communications satellite of Angola. I sincerely hope that such a significant event would be an important step in further fruitful cooperation of our countries in the sphere of high technologies and space. I wish you health and success in the New year!” the text reads congratulatory telegrams.
Angosat was launched on Wednesday, December 26, space rocket “Zenit-3SLБФ” with the upper stage Fregat from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Stage launch vehicles (missiles and “booster”) was fully established, the apparatus was successfully launched into the target orbit at 06:54 GMT, he maintained a steady connection. However, later she was gone. As reported TASS a source in the industry, from the satellite stopped receiving signals at the stage of disclosure of its solar panels.
Specialists RSC “Energia” for more than a day worked on the resumption of ties. Steady signal with “Angosat” was received on Thursday evening, December 28.
According to a source in the rocket and space industry, cause a temporary loss of the satellite could be problems with the battery “Angosta”.
The spacecraft was created in the RSC “Energia” in the interests of Angola on the basis of the new service platform, consisting of components manufactured in Russia, his weight is 1,647 tons.