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Offline harry2680

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News article claims Russia is negotiating with Angola for a replacement satellite Angosat-2.

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the newspaper Izvestia says that "it is clear to everyone that the satellite has been dead since January"
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Angola and Russia are already negotiating the creation of a new satellite - AngoSat-2 -, which is expected to be completed by the end of May, but is not yet signed by AngoSat-1, whose final evaluation was scheduled for April.


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News article claims Russia is negotiating with Angola for a replacement satellite Angosat-2.

(Using google translate)

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Angola and Russia are already negotiating the creation of a new satellite - AngoSat-2 -, which is expected to be completed by the end of May, but is not yet signed by AngoSat-1, whose final evaluation was scheduled for April.


Google translate has met some difficulties here ;) .

Here is a slightly more faithful translation of the text in Portuguese

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(Ainda sem sinal do AngoSat-1, cuja avaliação final foi marcada para este mês de Abril, Angola e Rússia já estão a negociar a criação de um novo satélite - o AngoSat-2 -, processo que deverá acabar no final de Maio )
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Still with no signal from Angosat-1, whose final evaluation was scheduled for this month of April, Angola and Russia are already negotiating the creation of a new satellite - Angosat-2 - this negociation shall end by end May
Also TASS had yesterday a news item on Angosat-2: http://tass.ru/kosmos/5128142
« Last Edit: 04/16/2018 02:49 PM by input~2 »

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http://russianspaceweb.com/angosat.html#1
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Angosat-1 declared dead, Anogsat-2 promised

In April 2016, the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technologies of Angola José Carvalho de Rocha announced that the Angosat-1 satellite would be launched in the first quarter of 2017. However in September of the same year, the Izvestiya daily reported that the completion of the Angosat satellite was still two months away. (828) As of October 2016, the Angosat-1 was not expected to be ready before July 2017.

The satellite finally reached the launch pad in 2017 and was delivered into orbit by a Zenit rocket on December 26. Although the launch vehicle performed by the book, the satellite exhibited fatal problems with its power supply system practically immediately after entering autonomous flight, resulting in the loss of communications with the spacecraft.

Despite all the hopes to restore communications, on April 23, 2018, the Angolan government officially declared the satellite a total loss. A day earlier, de Rocha told the Jornal de Angola newspaper that his government had accepted a proposal from Roskosmos to built a replacement spacecraft for Angosat-1. The Russian side reportedly promised that the construction of the Angosat-2 satellite would take no longer than 18 months and the replacement vehicle would have better technical capabilities than its predecessor. According to the Angolan official, part of the cost for the construction of Anogsat-2 would be covered with a $121-million insurance payment for the loss of Angosat-1 and the rest would be paid by the Russian government.

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Tweet from Peter B. de Selding:
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Zenit-Fregat-SB rocket upper stage fuel/oxidizer tank launched Dec w/ Angosat-1 fragmented Feb 12, @NASA orbital debris office says. 2 fuel, 2 oxidizer tanks, 4,070 x 277 km orbit, 50.4 deg. 90 pieces so far. Angosat-1 failed after on-board comms issue; a showcase mission.

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The launch of Angosat-2 is planned for 2020.

http://www.ggpen.gov.ao/LerMais/?cd=19

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The construction agreement was signed between the Angolan and Russian parties in Luanda, on 23 April this year and put out the next day in Mocovo capital of Russia, the works for the construction of Angosat-2, an updated version of the satellite Angosat-1, to compensate for the investment made for the construction of Angosat-1, in orbit since last December, but no sign to date.

 

According secured recently in Luanda, the head of the Russian delegation Oleg Frolov, during the press conference to clarify the operation of the Angosat-1, the new satellite will be launched into orbit in 2020 at no additional cost to Angola. The head of the Russian delegation Oleg Frolov did not have the volume of investment for the construction and launch of the new equipment, stressing only that it will be higher than the first.
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