Successful launch of “Angosat” satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome
S 7 STS company (S7 Group of companies), announces successful completion of its first project on ensuring launch of spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome.
On December 26, 2017 launch vehicle "Zenit-2SB" with the upper stage “Fregat-SB” and SC “Angosat” was launched from the Launch Complex "Zenit-M" of Baikonur Cosmodrome. Orbital insertion of the satellite was successful.
By request of RSC “Energia”, S 7 STS company was an operator of launch and provided a complex of works on analytical integration of SC “Angosat” with a space-rocket complex, on analysis and mission management on system level, including interaction of the enterprises of the international cooperation.
General Director of S 7 STS Sergey Sopov has noted: “S 7 STS has obtained license for space activity in Russia at the beginning of this year. “Angosat” became our first experience in a role of launch operator. We have confirmed our qualification and ability to work in cooperation. I am grateful to all participants of this project for trusting to us”.
“Angosat” is the communication satellite created for the benefit of the Ministry of telecommunications and information technologies of the Republic of Angola and represents the relay satellite providing broadcasting in C-BAND and Ku –BAND on the territory of the African continent from a geostationary orbit (from an orbital position 13º of east longitude). The settlement term of active existence of the satellite is not less than 15 years.