The launch of Ukrainian carrier rocket Zenit with the satellite AngoSat-1, made by order of Angola, scheduled for 7 December from Baikonur. This was stated by General designer of the Russian Rocket and space Corporation Energiya Evgeny Mikrin, RIA Novosti reported.
The launch of the first Angolan spacecraft has been postponed several times. It was assumed in the summer of 2017, then was rescheduled for September to the end of October, then for November and later in December.
Previously, AngoSat-1, planned to launch on the carrier Angara-A5, the launch was supposed to be the second for the missile. However, it was later decided to bring it to a Ukrainian Zenit-3SLБФ at the disposal of Russia in Baikonur.
“On December 7, assigned to the launching of a communications satellite AngoSat-1 that RKK Energiya did in the interests of the Republic of Angola,” said micron.
The project is AngoSat-1 is implemented since 2012 He called for the creation of the satellite communication repeater, launch it into geostationary orbit and a ground infrastructure of communications and television broadcasting.
Earlier it was reported that Russia will no longer supply the Ukrainian enterprise Yuzhmash components for launch vehicles Zenit to be used in the Sea launch program.