Date: 8 months ago   Category: Space

Roskosmos has assured Angola of observance of the contract on creation of the new satellite - RIA Novosti, 8/11/2018


MOSCOW, 11 Aug — RIA Novosti. Roskosmos has confirmed to Angola plans in time to make and launch the Angosat-2 satellite which is created instead of lost have reported RIA Novosti in the press service of state corporation. At the end of April of RSC Energia recognized loss of the spacecraft of communication of Angosat-1 constructed for Angola and launched into an orbit at the end of 2017. As it was reported, touch with the satellite has been lost practically right after start. The device has been insured for 121 million dollars at the cost of 252 million dollars. Instead of the lost device Russia promised to construct the new satellite at own expense. "Negotiations of the CEO of Roskosmos state corporation Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin with the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of the Republic of Angola José Carvalho da Roche have taken place. From the Russian side representatives of Roskosmos state corporation, JSC Rosoboronexport, PJSC RSC Energia have participated in a meeting. The parties have confirmed aiming at performance of obligations on start of the Angosat-2 satellite at the scheduled time" — have reported in the press service. There have told that during negotiations also other issues including connected with formation of necessary standard and legal base for development of bilateral cooperation in a research and use of space in the peace purposes were discussed. As earlier it was reported, start of Angosat-2 is planned to be carried out within 30 months from the moment of recognition on April 24, 2018 of the fact of loss of the first device. Earlier it was reported that producer of the satellite RSC Energia has sent to insurance company necessary documents for receiving insurance payment for the failed Angosat-1 satellite. The export contract for Angosat-1 has been concluded by the sum of 327,6 million dollars on June 26, 2009 between the ministry of telecommunications and information technologies of Angola and Rosoboronexport. The Energiya corporation has been appointed the contractor. In 2011 Vnesheconombank, Roseksimbank, VTB and Gazprombank have concluded with the Ministry of Finance of Angola the credit agreement according to which the credit line for 278,46 million dollars for a period of 13 years has been provided to the African country. As a result 252,5 million dollars have gone for production of the satellite, 20,8 million more dollars — for rent of an orbital position. Full-scale development of the satellite has begun at the end of 2013. In 2015 in Luanda construction of control center of flight of the satellite has begun. Land infrastructure was under construction at the expense of Angola and has cost 54,3 million dollars. The previous satellite of production of RSC Energia has failed in 2015. It was the spacecraft of remote sensing of Earth EgyptSat-2 manufactured for Egypt. It has failed because of failure of the on-board computer less than in a year after start, being on management of the Egyptian experts. Now the enterprise builds the satellite to it on replacement. Besides EgyptSat-2, in 2015 two more satellites of the Russian production constructed for foreign customers have failed. It were AMOS-5

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