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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:56 - Updated Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:15

Angola to launch home-made satellite

Luanda - A small-size satellite dubbed "Cansat" entirely produced by Angolan students of varied universities of the country is to be launched this Wednesday, in Luanda.

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satellite ´´Cansat´´, made by Angolan students

Photo: Cedida

The satellite “Cansat”, whose size is of a 330-millimetre can, is the representation of a real satellite.

It was jointly created by the National Space Management Programme (GGPEN) of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies (MTTI), the Department of Space Science and Applied Research (DCEPA) with the cooperation of Angola’s academic community.

According to a press note from the MTTI that reached ANGOP on Sunday, the first preparation tests for a safe launching of the satellite had been successfully conducted on June 11.

The results of the tests showed that the small satellite should be launched in a maximum altitude of 400 meters with wind speed not higher than 14 km hours to enable to estimate a precise position to facilitate the collection of data through GPS coordinates.

The launching of the satellite is part of the forum and international exhibition of Information Technology “Angotic” to be held by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies on June 18-20 in Luanda.

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