Photos: AngoSat-1 Arrives in Baikonur after Long Road to Launch

AngoSat 1 – the first Angolan communications satellite – arrives at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan via cargo aircraft, being delivered from manufacturer RSC Energia after an eight-year road to launch filled with political hurdles and financial challenges. Targeting a late 2017 liftoff atop a Zenit booster, AngoSat 1 aims for a position in Geostationary Orbit to deliver TV broadcasting and telecommunications to the African nation over a mission hoped to last 15 to 18 years.

All Photos: Roscosmos/RSC Energia