Angolan satellite launching in 2017

14 Apr 2014

Angola has confirmed that it will launch its first satellite by the end of 2017 in partnership with Russia, Macauhub reports. Angolan foreign affairs minister Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti was quoted as saying that Angosat – which has been delayed by several years from original proposed timelines – will be built and launched within three years, following a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. A specialist team has been set up to implement the project, while certain other structures need to be established in Angola before the project goes ahead. The minister indicated that more details may be released after the Angola-Russia Mixed Two-way Commission meets for the third time in the second half of this year.