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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:39 - Updated Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:39

Angola and Russia sign greement to build Angosat-2

Luanda - Angola and the Russian Federation signed a protocol on Monday in Luanda to complement the Angosat-1 manufacturing contract, which is based on the construction of a new geostationary satellite for the country by 2020.

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Representatives of Angola and Russia sign deal to build Angosat-2

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

Angola and Russia sign greement to build Angosat-2

Photo: Gaspar dos Santos

The agreement was signed by the Secretary of State for Telecommunications, Mário de Oliveira, and the head of the Russian delegation to the contract issue, Mikhail Bjchkov, before the press conference aimed at updating the status of Angosat-1.

This is a compensation imposed by the Angosat-1 contract which, despite being in orbit, does not present the parameters for which it was contracted.

The compensation is attributed at no cost to Angola of 216 Megahertz in Band C and 216 Megaheartz in Ku Band while Angosat-2 is under construction to support all necessary services.

With this measure, Angola could benefit from all the services provided by its first geostationary satellite, with normality, despite the constraints of Angosat-1.

The satellite, which cost the Angolan state USD 320 million, was sent into orbit through the rocket Zenit, however it was afterwards reported that Angosat-1 was no longer transmitting telemetric data.

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