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AngoSat-2

Proton-M/Blok DM-03

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Mission

AngoSat-2

Type: Communications
Launch Cost: $65,000,000

The AngoSat 2 is a communications satellite built for Angola to replace the failed AngoSat 1.

The Angosat Project calls for development of a communications satellite with C- and Ku-band transponders, its launch into a geostationary orbit and development of the ground communication and TV broadcasting infrastructure.

In August 2019 it was revealed the replacement satellite is being built by ISS Reshetnev (Bus) and Airbus Defence & Space (payload). Construction has started in February 2018.

Location

81/24 (81P)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1533 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

81/24 (81P), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M Blok DM-03 – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Family: Proton / UR-500
Length: 58.2 m
Diameter: 7.4 m
Launch Mass: 712 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2100 kg

The Proton-M Blok DM-03 was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 2010-12-05. Proton-M Blok DM-03 has 3 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. Proton-M Blok DM-03 is a four stage Russian heavy lift launch vehicle derived from the Soviet Proton launch vehicle.

It is a Proton-M with an added DM-03 Fourth stage.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Yuri Borisov
Founded: 1992
Launchers: Soyuz
Spacecraft: Soyuz
Country: RUS

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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