The source reported the location of the Angolan satellite angosat

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Us space surveillance confirmed that the Angolan satellite angosat has not fallen and is in orbit, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

«According to preliminary data of the joint command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD), the spacecraft launched and is on orbit,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Angosat was launched into orbit by the rocket «Zenit», which was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome at 22: 00 GMT on 26 December. After eight minutes the regular flight of the rocket has separated the upper stage «Fregat», which was duivel the satellite into the proper orbit at 6.55 GMT 27 Dec.

Later the source in the space industry told RIA Novosti that the satellite has ceased to flow telemetry. Roscosmos has not commented on the loss of the Angolan satellite.

Angosat created in RSC Energia on the basis of the new service platform, consisting of components manufactured in Russia, is its weight 1647 kg. The satellite is equipped with electric propulsion, allowing for a long final ascent and correction of orbital position. In satellite angosat was first applied to a created in RSC Energia stand virtual reality.