Communication with the satellite AngoSat has so far failed to restore

© Photo : RSC Energia spacecraft Angosat during the delivery to the Baikonur cosmodrome. Archive photoCommunication with the satellite AngoSat has so far failed to restore© Photo : RSC Energia

To restore communication with the first satellite of Angola’s AngoSat-1 failed, the specialists of Rocket-space Corporation (RKK) «Energy» continue to work to eliminate problems, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the press center of the company.

Earlier that during the night and failed to recover communication with the satellite, RIA Novosti said a source in the rocket and space industry.

«The relationship with the AngoSat-1 is still not restored. Employees of RSC Energia continue to work on restoring communications with the device», — said the press center.

The satellite 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 brought 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.

Later in RSC «Energia» was recognized the loss of communication with the device. The source told RIA Novosti that fixing the problem may take about 11 hours.