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AngoSat-2

Proton-M/Blok DM-03

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission


AngoSat-2

  • Type: Communications
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit
  • 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

81/24 (81P) has witnessed the launch of 92 rockets, including 92 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

81/24 (81P)

Rocket


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

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.

Proton-M Blok DM-03

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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