Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:29 - Updated Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:29
Angosat-1 remains in orbit
Luanda - The Angolan State Secretary for Information Technology, Manuel Homem said after participating in the Council of Ministers meeting that Angosat-1 satellite has made its normal trajectory and is in orbit for which it was planned ... we have the satellite under control.
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Authorities confirm location of Angosat-1
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Further information will be provided “in the next eight or 16 hours on its state, readiness" – he said.
On Wednesday midmorning and without citing any official source, national and foreign media outlets reported the loss of contact with Angosat.
On Tuesday, the Zenit rocket with the first Angolan satellite on board, Angosat-1, was launched by Russia from the Baikonur cosmodrome, after having been tested numerous times.
According to Roscosmos, Russia's State Space Activities Corporation, the rocket put the satellite into orbit as planned, separating it from the orbital transfer stage.
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