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Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite: space industry source
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, a source in the space industry told AFP on Wednesday. The incident involving the Russian-made Angosat-1 is a new embarrassment for the country's once proud space industry after Russia in November lost contact with a weather satellite after it was launched from a new cosmodrome in the country's far east. The reason for the loss of contact was not immediately clear. read more


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