Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:44 - Updated Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:44
Angolans believe in new era with Angosat1
Luanda - Angolans from various social backgrounds believe that the entry into orbit of the country's first satellite (Angosat1) will boost the country's telecommunications sector and add benefit citizens' economic, social and cultural life.
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Angosat1 launched on Dec. 26, 2017.
Photo: Foto Cedida
Angosat1 is an Angolan geostationary communication satellite that was launched last Tuesday at 7:00 pm, in Kazakhstan, in the ambit of a project developed by a Russian company.
The satellite will be based on the USP Bus platform and its lifespan is about 15 years in orbit.
It will be equipped with 16C-band and six Ku-band transponders to provide telecommunications services to Angola.
The coverage range of the C-band's reception signal may cover all of Africa and part of Europe.
With regard to this achievement and the benefits to the country's telecommunications sector, reverend Adriano Kilende, pastor of the Methodist Church, said that with the launch of the satellite, a new page opens in the life of the nation, as it will help improve communications in the country.
Built by a Russian state consortium, Angosat1 will cover part of Africa and Europe and at least 47 Angolan aerospace engineers, trained in China, Argentina, Brazil, Japan and Russia, will guarantee the functioning of the satellite.
The Angolan satellite will have a primary control and mission centre in Angola and a secondary one in Russia.
The Angosat1 project has been underway since 2012.
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