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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | Proton-M/Blok DM-03 | AngoSat-2

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Proton-M rocket as part of the AngoSat-2 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on 10/12/2022 00:00 UTC from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Proton-M and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: AngoSat-2

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.

Rocket: Proton-M

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.

Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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