Zenit-2SB rocket carrying Angolan satellite blasts off from Baikonur — Roscosmos

Zenit-2SB rocket carrying Angolan satellite blasts off from Baikonur — Roscosmos
# 26 December 2017 22:29 (UTC +04:00)

A Zenit-2SB carrier rocket, carrying Angola's telecommunications satellite Angosat, was launched on Tuesday night from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, an official with Russia’s space agency Roscosmos told, APA reports citing TASS.

"The successful launch of the space rocket was carried out from Launch Pad 1 of the Baikonur launch center’s Site 45 at 22:00 Moscow time," the source said.

The first stage separated two and a half minutes into the launch and fell in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region. Later, the Fregat booster and the payload separated from the rocket.

"At 22.08 Moscow time the Fregat booster and the Angosat telecoms satellite successfully separated from the Zenit rocket," the Roscosmos source said.

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