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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:06 - Updated Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:06

47 Angolan aerospace engineers trained abroad

Luanda - At least 47 Angolan aerospace engineers, trained in Argentina, China, Brazil, Japan and Russia, guarantee the functioning of “Angosat1”, Angolan satellite to go soon into orbit.

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The engineers team is comprised of trained engineers in several sectors namely 13 in service channel, nine system analysis, seven in planning, six in network management, six flight directors, four ballistic experts and two project managers.   

The experts, whose training was conducted in seven stages, completed 3.000 hour-classes in engineering, space technology, satellite construction, revision and technical acceptance of space projects, HUB Vsats training, space missions and operations and certification on Angosat1 architecture, specialization, operation and control.

Angolan experts are currently in Russia for agreeing the terms and satellite launching deadline, which is expected to take place before the end of this year, regarding that it had firstly been slated for August but did occur. 

The Angolan satellite Angosat1 was built in Russia and comprises 1155 kilograms and 262.4 kg of useful cargo to be in the orbital position 14.5 E with power of 3,753 W, CKu band and 16C+6Ku repeaters, with 15 years of lifecycle.

The satellite construction was expected to take 36 months and will have a primary control and mission center in Angola and a secondary in Russia.

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