Proton-M Proton-M

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.

Mission Type Communications
Orbit Geostationary Orbit
Proton-M Blok DM-03

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.

Manufacturer Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
Thrust 10532kN
Length 58.2m
Diameter 7.4m
LEO Capacity 2100kg
GTO Capacity 6920kg
Launch Cost $65m
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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.

Type Government
Administrator Administrator: Yuri Borisov
Launch Vehicles Soyuz
Spacecraft Soyuz
81/24 (81P)
81/24 (81P)
Location Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Total Launches 90
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