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Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:01 - Updated Tue, 03 Oct 2017 15:01

Angolan Satellite to enter orbit by December

Angola is set to send its satellite into Orbit on December 7th, said the Russian News Agency Sputnik, which quoted the director of Missile and Space Energy Corporation Designer, Yevgeny Mikrin, as saying.

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Angolan satellite project

Photo: Cortesia Dino Pertence

According to the source,  AngoSat-1 Satellite will be launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, through Ukrainian launch vehicle.

In its online, the Sputnik stressed that the sending into Orbit of the first Angolan Satellite had been delayed many times.

The process was initially scheduled for summer - from the Northern Hemisphere (June to August), then rescheduled for September and later for October, November and finally December.

Last September, Angolan experts traveled to Russia to agree on the terms and final date for the launch of the Satellite that was expected before the end of this year.

The AngoSat-1 project has been implemented since 2012.

A Satellite equipped with transmitter was built, as part of the programme. The next step implies sending it into Earth's Orbit.

Angosat1's control and mission center is located in the municipality of Funda, northern Luanda province.

With 1,500 kilograms and 262.4 kilograms payload, Angosat was built in Russia, with a span of 15 years.

 The Satellite will have a primary control and mission center in Angola and a secondary center in Russia.

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