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https://africanews.space/angosat-2-50-per-cent-completed-to-be-launched-in-2022-jose-carvalho-da-rocha/
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AngoSat-2 50 Per cent Completed, To Be launched in 2022 -Josι Carvalho da Rocha.
By Ogechi Onuoha - January 7, 2020

AngoSat is 50 per cent completed

Angola’s second satellite, AngoSat-2, a replacement for the inactive AngoSat-1, is 50 per cent completed, according to a statement by the country’s Minister for Telecommunications, Josι Carvalho da Rocha.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #1 on: 02/20/2020 02:32 pm »
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1230512877322280960

Quote from: Katya Pavlushchenko
The production of #AngoSat2, a replacement for AngoSat-1, the contact with which was lost shortly after launch, should be finished in March 2022. In order to meet this deadline, the satellite had been taken away from RSC Energia and given to ISS Reshetnev. https://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/articles/2020/02/18/823343-sputnik-angoli

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #2 on: 09/01/2020 05:26 pm »
Confirmation from general director of ISS about launch in 2022:

https://tass.ru/kosmos/9341547

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #3 on: 10/30/2020 09:30 pm »
http://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/media/news/news-221020

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AngoSat-2 payload module design

The company "Information Satellite Systems" named after Academician MF Reshetnev "sent to a foreign partner the design of the payload module of the telecommunications spacecraft AngoSat-2.

The structure, manufactured by the Reshetnev company for the AngoSat-2 satellite, was delivered to the European company Airbus. There, relay equipment will be installed on it, with the help of which the spacecraft will provide communication and broadcasting services in the C- and Ku-bands.

After returning to ISS in April 2021, the finished payload module will be integrated with the spacecraft platform.

The specialists of the Reshetnevskaya firm are creating the AngoSat-2 telecommunications satellite in the interests of the Republic of Angola. It will be based on the Express-1000N middle class platform developed by ISS. The guaranteed active life of the satellite is 15 years.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #4 on: 10/31/2020 08:27 am »

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #5 on: 11/20/2020 11:07 pm »
Cross-post; my bold:
https://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/media/newspaper/newspaper-2020/newspaper-505.pdf
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... says CEO Nikolay Testoedov

ABOUT EKSPRESS SATELLITES
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Turin, home to Italy's Thales Alenia Space, has been hit by one of the worst hits of the pandemic. They delayed the delivery of the payload for Ekspress-AMU7 for 1.5 months and for about five months for Ekspress-AMU3.
Everything else is ready or at work, so at best, the launch of satellites in the second quarter of next year, subject to the delivery of the payload in November ...
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The work on the manufacture of the Angolan satellite AngoSat-2 has been transferred to us, and we confirm the set date for launching the apparatus in March 2022 on the Proton rocket.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2021 02:21 am »
https://africanews.space/angosat-2-more-than-60-per-cent-ready/  [article dated February 1]
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The Angolan geostationary telecommunications satellite (AngoSat-2), under construction by Airbus Defense and Space, will enter orbit within 17 months, as announced this Friday in Luanda, the general director of the National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), Zolana Joγo.

According to the director, Angosat-2 is more than 60 per cent complete and is expected to launch in the first half of 2022. With a total weight of 1814kg, he said, Angosat-2 will also be a High Transmission Rate (HTS) satellite and will provide 13 gigabytes in each illuminated region (satellite signal range). The satellite will be based on the Eurostar-3000 platform and its design lifespan will be 15 years. The construction of this new satellite did not bring any cost to the Angolan State, due to the fact that the contract of more than USD 300 million, initiated with the Russian side, for the construction of Angosat-1, protected the interests of Angola, in case of disappearance or destruction of the satellite.

AngoSat-1 was built by the Russian company RSC Energia and was supposed to be operated by Infrasat. The satellite was based on the USP Bus platform and its design lifespan was 15 years. The contract was signed by the Russian and Angolan parties in 2009. In the following years, both parties worked together to organize the financing of the project, which made it possible to proceed with its practical application.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #7 on: 08/21/2021 08:59 am »
Will Angosat-2 continue? Are there any new messages?
https://ria.ru/20210615/sputnik-1737011195.html  (June 15, 2021)

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MOSCOW, June 15 - RIA Novosti. Production in Russia of the AngoSat-2 communications satellite for Angola was in jeopardy due to US sanctions, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.

"The United States does not give permission to the European company Airbus to supply Russia with a payload module (PLM) with relay equipment for the Angolan satellite AngoSat-2 due to the presence of an American electronic component base in it," the source said.

He attributed this to the fact that since May 2021, the United States has completely banned the supply of its space electronics to Russia, which falls under the requirements of the ITAR rules for the export of defense goods and services.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #8 on: 08/21/2021 05:01 pm »
https://africanews.space/angosat-2-more-than-60-per-cent-ready/  [article dated February 1]
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The Angolan geostationary telecommunications satellite (AngoSat-2), under construction by Airbus Defense and Space, will enter orbit within 17 months, as announced this Friday in Luanda, the general director of the National Space Program Management Office (GGPEN), Zolana Joγo.
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Announcement on Friday, January 29 (almost February).
February 2021 + 17 months = July 2022

I assume more recent developments have further delayed the project.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2021 08:33 am »
Belated update:

Russia receives sanctioned components for Angosat-2 satellite [dated Oct. 8]

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The European manufacturer has handed over to Russia components for the production of the Angolan communications satellite Angosat-2, Nikolay Testoedov, General Director of the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Company, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

Earlier, a RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry spoke about a problem in the manufacture of AngoSat-2 in Russia: Europe could not transfer equipment without US permission due to the presence of American electronics in the payload module with relay equipment. After that, the head of the Airbus Defense and Space office in the Russian Federation and Belarus, Vladimir Terekhov, told the agency that Airbus was awaiting permission from the United States.

"On September 22, the payload of the Angosat-2 spacecraft was delivered by plane to Krasnoyarsk," Testoedov said.

According to him, the delay will not affect the timing of the satellite launch. "We plan to launch in the second quarter of 2022," Testoedov said.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #10 on: 03/10/2022 01:52 am »
Are plans for launching the Angosat-2 satellite affected by the war in Ukraine, or not?

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #11 on: 03/10/2022 04:13 am »
Are plans for launching the Angosat-2 satellite affected by the war in Ukraine, or not?
I heard Russia can not produce UDMH in quantity required for launch of Proton.
Therefore it used to buy UDMH in Germany.
In current situation that chemical company refuses to continue the trade.

This is what I heard, but I do not know if it's reliable.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #12 on: 03/10/2022 04:15 am »
Are plans for launching the Angosat-2 satellite affected by the war in Ukraine, or not?
With the country roughly aligned with Russia it is unaffected unless they issue sanctions against Russia however existing and new Western sanctions may create some delays with the satellite because ISS Reshetnev (Bus) and Airbus Defence & Space (payload) are the contractors and the corporations suspended business between them.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #13 on: 03/10/2022 04:20 am »
Are plans for launching the Angosat-2 satellite affected by the war in Ukraine, or not?
I heard Russia can not produce UDMH in quantity required for launch of Proton.
Therefore it used to buy UDMH in Germany.
In current situation that chemical company refuses to continue the trade.

This is what I heard, but I do not know if it's reliable.
The country's hypergolic missile fleets are supplied domestically, within the CIS and the Union State so I only see validity at most for the expired joint ventures Eurockot and ISC Kosmotras though I'm unaware of any supporting evidence that backs the rumour in modern day. Back in the early days when the East Germans contributed to the Soviet rocketry programme there was a laboratory in East Germany that did some research on hypergolic propellants.
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #14 on: 03/10/2022 09:48 am »
Ok, here is something I know for sure since it is within my professional knowledge.

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The country's hypergolic missile fleets are supplied domestically
- Strictly speaking this is NOT true, as it is not "supplied", rather it just "exists".
Details:
This "hypergolic missile fleet" does not USE UDMH - just because these missiles do not fly (typically :)
All theses missile - they are already fueled with propellants and sealed for guaranteed period of "N years".
After the expiration date they de-tank the propellants and send for recycling.  They flush and clean tanks, purge them with dry N2 and fill them with fresh propellants from strategic stockpile. They seal the fueling lines and put the missile back on duty - for the next "N years".

Production:
The only plant which dealt with UDMH in USSR/Russia is "Salavatnefteorgsintez" in the city Salavat (Bashkortostan, Russia).
It performed TWO different jobs with respect to UDMH:
A.  RECYCLING of UDMH removed from ballistic missiles after the expiration of guaranteed period. This is a relatively simple procedure of staged distillation designed to remove any possible traces of products of oxidation and/or hydrolyses.
Usually the yield of distillation is about 95%, so the losses are quite small, meaning they are well within the strategic stockpile
margin.
B. SYNTHESIS of UDMH from simple components. This brunch "B" was HUGE in comparison with "A" as it was to supply fuel for ALL the orbital launches with Protons, Kosmoses and Tsiklons. It was also huge in terms of negative environmental impact with toxic waste dumps.

ALSO, it should be noted, that UDMH business was NOT the main thing for Salavat plant, a lot of their revenue came from other products.  But in terms of ecology, UDMH production was the worst - by far. As I recall, this was the conclusion of extensive study in late 90s by Lev Fedorov, prominent Russian chemist and ecologist.

So, after the collapse of USSR, as military money for military launches dried out - Salavat plant started to curtail the production of UDMH, and some ten-twelve years later they stopped the production completely.

They still do recycling routine for ICBMs, but this recycled UDMH belongs to strategic stockpile and it can not be used for anything other than ICBMs.

Finally, relatively recent article:
https://pravdapfo.ru/news/95273-gazprom-vlozhit-eshche-2-mlrd-v
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«Газпром» вложит еще 2 млрд в производство гептила в Башкортостане
Завод в Салавате является подрядчиком Роскосмоса
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Реконструкция производства на СХЗ началась в 2014 году, в рамках данного лота победителю предстоит выполнить с 6 по 9 этапы строительства, сообщает rostender.info. В частности, на 6-м этапе планируется построить производства диметиламина (ДМА) и НДМГ, установку сжигания технологических стоков и операторную. Затем будет возведен склад метанола, установка получения товарного сульфата натрия, объединенная операторная цеха гидрирования и проведено техническое перевооружение установки гидрирования НДМА.

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Gazprom to invest another 2 billion in heptyl production in Bashkortostan
The plant in Salavat is a contractor of Roscosmos
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The reconstruction of production at the SHZ began in 2014, within the framework of this lot, the winner will have to complete construction stages from 6 to 9, reports rostender.info. In particular, at the 6th stage, it is planned to build dimethylamine (DMA) and UDMH production, an incineration plant for process wastewater and an operator room. Then a methanol warehouse, a unit for the production of commercial sodium sulfate, a combined operator room for the hydrogenation shop will be erected, and a technical re-equipment of the NDMA hydrogenation unit will be carried out.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #15 on: 03/10/2022 02:25 pm »
Ok, here is something I know for sure since it is within my professional knowledge.

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The country's hypergolic missile fleets are supplied domestically
- Strictly speaking this is NOT true, as it is not "supplied", rather it just "exists".
Details:
This "hypergolic missile fleet" does not USE UDMH - just because these missiles do not fly (typically :)
All theses missile - they are already fueled with propellants and sealed for guaranteed period of "N years".
After the expiration date they de-tank the propellants and send for recycling.  They flush and clean tanks, purge them with dry N2 and fill them with fresh propellants from strategic stockpile. They seal the fueling lines and put the missile back on duty - for the next "N years".

Production:
The only plant which dealt with UDMH in USSR/Russia is "Salavatnefteorgsintez" in the city Salavat (Bashkortostan, Russia).
It performed TWO different jobs with respect to UDMH:
A.  RECYCLING of UDMH removed from ballistic missiles after the expiration of guaranteed period. This is a relatively simple procedure of staged distillation designed to remove any possible traces of products of oxidation and/or hydrolyses.
Usually the yield of distillation is about 95%, so the losses are quite small, meaning they are well within the strategic stockpile
margin.
B. SYNTHESIS of UDMH from simple components. This brunch "B" was HUGE in comparison with "A" as it was to supply fuel for ALL the orbital launches with Protons, Kosmoses and Tsiklons. It was also huge in terms of negative environmental impact with toxic waste dumps.

ALSO, it should be noted, that UDMH business was NOT the main thing for Salavat plant, a lot of their revenue came from other products.  But in terms of ecology, UDMH production was the worst - by far. As I recall, this was the conclusion of extensive study in late 90s by Lev Fedorov, prominent Russian chemist and ecologist.

So, after the collapse of USSR, as military money for military launches dried out - Salavat plant started to curtail the production of UDMH, and some ten-twelve years later they stopped the production completely.

They still do recycling routine for ICBMs, but this recycled UDMH belongs to strategic stockpile and it can not be used for anything other than ICBMs.

Finally, relatively recent article:
https://pravdapfo.ru/news/95273-gazprom-vlozhit-eshche-2-mlrd-v
Quote
«Газпром» вложит еще 2 млрд в производство гептила в Башкортостане
Завод в Салавате является подрядчиком Роскосмоса
...
Реконструкция производства на СХЗ началась в 2014 году, в рамках данного лота победителю предстоит выполнить с 6 по 9 этапы строительства, сообщает rostender.info. В частности, на 6-м этапе планируется построить производства диметиламина (ДМА) и НДМГ, установку сжигания технологических стоков и операторную. Затем будет возведен склад метанола, установка получения товарного сульфата натрия, объединенная операторная цеха гидрирования и проведено техническое перевооружение установки гидрирования НДМА.

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Gazprom to invest another 2 billion in heptyl production in Bashkortostan
The plant in Salavat is a contractor of Roscosmos
...
The reconstruction of production at the SHZ began in 2014, within the framework of this lot, the winner will have to complete construction stages from 6 to 9, reports rostender.info. In particular, at the 6th stage, it is planned to build dimethylamine (DMA) and UDMH production, an incineration plant for process wastewater and an operator room. Then a methanol warehouse, a unit for the production of commercial sodium sulfate, a combined operator room for the hydrogenation shop will be erected, and a technical re-equipment of the NDMA hydrogenation unit will be carried out.
I understand. I have formally requested a second opinion on the rumour I replied to.

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #16 on: 03/10/2022 04:39 pm »
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In early March 2022, following Putin's invasion of Ukraine, all work on the Angosat-2 project was reported to be terminated, essentially killing the project.

https://www.russianspaceweb.com/angosat2.html
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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 – Angosat-2 – Baikonur – 2022
« Reply #17 on: 03/10/2022 04:46 pm »
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In early March 2022, following Putin's invasion of Ukraine, all work on the Angosat-2 project was reported to be terminated, essentially killing the project.

https://www.russianspaceweb.com/angosat2.html
Here is the latest update on the Angosat-2 satellite:
https://www.telecompaper.com/news/angolas-angosat-2-satellite-to-go-into-orbit-by-april-2022--1416521

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 - Angosat-2 - Baikonur - TBD
« Reply #18 on: 03/11/2022 03:26 am »
Are plans for launching the Angosat-2 satellite affected by the war in Ukraine, or not?
I heard Russia can not produce UDMH in quantity required for launch of Proton.
Therefore it used to buy UDMH in Germany.
In current situation that chemical company refuses to continue the trade.

This is what I heard, but I do not know if it's reliable.
Merck Schuchardt OHG subsidiary of Merck KGaA et al has supplied fuel and oxidiser to all Russian hypergolic launch vehicle families since no earlier than the 1990s per my extensive searches so far. This is the only exporting producer in Germany. There are others in the EU and EEA and Olin Corporation in the USA.
« Last Edit: 03/11/2022 04:31 am by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Proton-M/DM-03 - Angosat-2 - Baikonur - TBD
« Reply #19 on: 03/11/2022 04:04 am »
The Chinese still launch Long March rockets that use UDMH. Where do they get it? There are reports the Chinese refused Russian asks for airliner parts and maintenance, would they sell Russia UDMH?

Edit: Found an NYT article from 2017: "Federal officials, congressional aides and rocket scientists say emerging clues suggest that, over the years, Pyongyang obtained the fuel, its precursors, its secret formula and its manufacturing gear from China"
« Last Edit: 03/11/2022 04:18 am by matthewkantar »

 

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