The first geostationary satellite of Angola (Angosat-1) is dead.
This was disclosed at a news conference by Angolan Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies Jose Carvalho da Rocha on Monday saying that there had been disturbances in its operation since the official launch.
Meanwhile, the minister also announced officially the construction of a new satellite, expected to be completed within one and half years.
Built in 2012, following an agreement signed between Angola and Russia in 2009, Angosat-1 cost over 300 million dollars.
The communications satellite was launched into orbit on the night of Dec. 26, and scheduled to work for 15 years