“Missing” Angolan contacted by satellite

Russian scientists have re-established communications with the satellites days after they lost contact with it.

Launched on December 26, Angosat-1 boost mobile and net communications in Angola, as well as the dissemination of radio and TELEVISION.

Shortly after launch, Russian ground control personnel said that they were no longer receiving data from the probe.

It comes shortly after Russia revealed “programming errors” led to the loss of another multi-million pound satellite.

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The launch of the Angosat-1 that was the culmination of a project started in 2009 and was the first telecommunications satellite built for Angola. The development and launch of a satellite cost of more than € 286 million (£253m).

The development and launch of the satellite has been a source of national pride for Angola, which has said that it would also be the use of telemedicine and other development projects. The satellite should have a life span of approximately 15 years.

A press release issued by the Russian Energia rocket and space corporation said that it has started to receive telemetry data of Angosat-1 at the beginning of December 29. He has not given any information as to why the communication with the satellite was interrupted for two days during the critical period, it settles into its final orbital position and deployed solar panels.

“All the parameters of the spacecraft systems are normal,” he said in his statement.

The proximity of the loss of the satellite is another embarrassment for the Russian space industry and comes just a few days after she has admitted that “human error” was behind the loss of a weather satellite.

The Meteor-M 2-1 satellite was launched in November and has been designed to monitor the meteorological conditions, the ozone layer, the ocean surface temperature and other meteorological influences.

It has been launched from the Vostochny space on the portal on November 28. However, the satellite has been lost because it has been programmed for the take-off from the Baikonur launch pad.

The weather satellite and 18 other people travelling on the same rockets have also been lost.

Russia said it had begun an investigation into the loss of Meteor and the problems of contact Angosat-1.