Launch preparation of SC "Angosat-1"
On December 16, 2017 in the assembly and test case of Baikonur Cosmodrome calculations of RSC “Energia”, “NPO of S.A. Lavochkin” and “TsENKI” branch of the Space Center "Youzhny" for assembly of ILV payload fairing (as a part of LV "Zenit-2SB", upper stage “Fregat-SB” and telecommunication SC "Angosat-1") were prepared.
After carrying out the preparatory operations SC "Angosat-1" and block "Fregat-SB" were turned to horizontal position and payload fairing was installed. Further assembly of ILV was provided.
Launch of LV "Zenit-2SB" with block "Fregat-SB" and SC “Angosat-1” is planned 12/26/2017 at 19:00 UTC from Baikonur Cosmodrome platform №45.
“Angosat” spacecraft is the geostationary communications satellite created for the benefit of the Ministry of telecommunications and information technologies of the Republic of Angola by RSC Energia . This spacecraft represents the relay satellite providing broadcasting in C-BAND and Ku–BAND on the territory of the African continent from a geostationary orbit. “Angosat” project provides creation of a land communications infrastructure and television broadcasting.