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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:55 - Updated Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:02

Angosat1 reaches stage of integration into launching mechanism

Luanda - The minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, said last Monday in Luanda that the launching into orbit of the first Angolan Satellite (Angosat-1) is now at the stage of its integration into the launching mechanism.

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According to José Carvalho da Rocha, Angolan and Russian technicians have been working so that the launching of the satellite can happen within the deadline that has been set.

This project, he said, began over ten years ago and it is part of the government’s executive spatial strategic programme.

“We are in the final stage of this project (...), which will end with the launching (of the satellite)”, he assured.

On 13 November 2017, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Trutnev, guaranteed that Angosat-1, built in Russia for the Angolan government, has been programmed to be launched in December this year.

Yuri Trutnev said so to the press, during a recent visit of some hours to Angola, in the end of an audience with the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço.

He deemed the launching of Angosat-1 a gain for the two countries.

ANGOP has learnt that Angosat-1 has a 15-year durability and will have two control centres, one in Angola (the primary one) and another one in Russia.

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