AngoSat-2 - Space launch mission detailed information
12 OCT 2022
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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.
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.