Russia lost contact with Angola's first national telecommunications satellite (Angosat-1) launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Now experts are engaged in solving the problem.
It is reported that management has ceased to receive data on telemetry, but this is a common situation, so there is still hope for the restoration of contact. Little is known about the cause of the problem.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Agency Roscosmos reported on the successful launch of the satellite and its entry into orbit. For this, they used the Zenit-2SB rocket provided by the Ukrainian company Yuzhmash. This is not the first problem of this kind that the Russian space agency has to face. At the end of November, the connection with the meteorological satellite Meteor-M disappeared after launching from the new Vostochny cosmodrome (the second launch from this location).
The meteorological satellite rocket also transported 18 cargo containers from Canada, USA, Germany, Norway, Japan and Sweden.
In October, Russia successfully launched a European satellite monitoring the Earth’s atmosphere from the northern Plesetsk cosmodrome.