Russia loses contact with Angosat-1.
The makers of Angosat-1, RSC Energia of Moscow, said that they have lost contact with the satellite on December 27. This incident follows a recent incident which occurred less than a month ago, on November 28, where Russia lost contact with a weather satellite.
Angosat-1 was meant to be Angola’s first telecom satellite, where it would aid in satellite communications, radio, TV services and internet access. It was meant to serve for 15 years and the total cost of the project, which includes the satellite, launch, and all the on-ground infrastructure, was $280 million. RSC Energia said that contact with Angosat-1 was lost when it entered orbit and so far, they are trying to restore the communications.