ANGOSAT-2 satellite last week reached its final position 23E, in the geostationary orbit.
The position of the satellite, according to a report by the Management Office of the National Space Programme (GGPEN), places it at a distance of about 36,000 km from the earth’s surface.
For 23 days, after its launch on 12 October, from the Baikanour Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Angolan specialists from GGPEN with the support of Russian experts in Luanda, Moscow and Zheleznogorsk carried out several maneuvers that involved engineering principles related to orbital mechanics, with success.
With the parking of ANGOSAT-2 in orbital position 23E, the second phase of tests follows, related to the verification of the performance of the parameters of the satellite communication channels.
It has six C-band communication channels, 24 Ku-band communication beams.
The satellite will cover the entire African continent, a significant part of southern Europe and almost total coverage of the southern region of Africa, also constituting a source of revenue.