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(Straits Times)   Andrei, you've lost another satellite?   ( straitstimes.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Space exploration, satellite, weather satellite, Baikonur space pad, Russia, Baikonur Cosmodrome, proud space industry, Angolan space agency  
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2017-12-29 08:07:48 AM  
"Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite in fresh embarrassment for space industry"

In other news, Angola has satellites.

"Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite..."

Perhaps I spoke too soon.
 
2017-12-29 08:26:07 AM  
I hope they can at least calculate the Angola impact
 
2017-12-29 08:35:31 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: I hope they can at least calculate the Angola impact


Boo!

/ Don't be obtuse.
 
2017-12-29 08:52:11 AM  
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2017-12-29 09:08:16 AM  
Energia said similar incidents had happened before with satellites in other countries, including the United States and Kazakhstan.

There's your problem. The satellites are supposed to be in space.
 
2017-12-29 09:16:45 AM  
They ran out of cable and it snapped.
 
2017-12-29 11:15:24 AM  
If you can believe the Russians, contact restored with Angosat-1 and all systems are nominal.

http://tass.com/science/983627
 
2017-12-29 11:18:17 AM  
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"It remindsh me of the heady daysh of Shputnik and Yuri Gagarin, when the world trembled at the shound of our rocketsh. Well, they will tremble again, at the shound of our shilensh. The order ish: Engage the shilent drive."
 
2017-12-29 11:39:43 AM  

zamboni: In other news, Angola has satellites.


Not anymore.
 
2017-12-29 01:55:17 PM  

Earl of Chives: If you can believe the Russians, contact restored with Angosat-1 and all systems are nominal.

http://tass.com/science/983627


At least that's what we're telling Angola.
 
2017-12-29 03:16:40 PM  
Reestablished connection yesterday. Looks like a software issue. Still worrisome, but hopefully it's just teething issues. RSC Energia hasn't built a comsat in 15-ish years.
 
2017-12-29 03:24:30 PM  

Flt209er: Reestablished connection yesterday. Looks like a software issue. Still worrisome, but hopefully it's just teething issues. RSC Energia hasn't built a comsat in 15-ish years.


Just need to plug in the USB cable for a firmware update.
 
2017-12-29 03:36:50 PM  
"In 2006, Nasa re-established"

*twitch*
*spasm*
*furious rage*
 
2017-12-29 04:34:37 PM  

Earl of Chives: If you can believe the Russians, contact restored with Angosat-1 and all systems are nominal.

http://tass.com/science/983627


Did they use the "Can you hear me now?" guy?
 
2017-12-29 04:39:13 PM  

zamboni: "Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite in fresh embarrassment for space industry"

In other news, Angola has satellites.

"Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite..."

Perhaps I spoke too soon.


I wonder if it is like when shipping companies register their ship's to landlock countries in Africa, so they can avoid tax and regulatory issues with the actual home country.
 
2017-12-29 09:50:28 PM  
How hard can it be?  It's not rocket science.
 
2017-12-29 09:52:37 PM  
I still hold out hope watching a countdown on SpaceX they go 3,2,1, make rocket go now
 
2017-12-30 07:00:49 AM  

zamboni: "Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite in fresh embarrassment for space industry"

In other news, Angola has satellites.


"Sources at the Angolan space agency", isn't something I was expecting to read today.

Uh, but from what I could gather from the article, was that they actually only have one satellite, and not knowing where it is, is apparently normal according to them.


Launched by a Ukrainian rocket, but hey, people should keep claiming that its Russia that gave the tech to the Norks.

/Seeing as it was Russia that donated the satellite, it would be kinda funny if they actually knew exactly where the satelitte is, and what it does. No offense Angola, but I just have a vague idea, that you wouldn't know the difference.

"Da, satellite gone, very sad, totally not a spy satellite, so sorry".
 
2017-12-30 07:11:25 AM  

WelldeadLink: Earl of Chives: If you can believe the Russians, contact restored with Angosat-1 and all systems are nominal.

http://tass.com/science/983627

At least that's what we're telling Angola.


I wonder if Angola would play along. Because if they contradicted Russia, then it would also mean that they have 0 satellites rather than the 1 their space agency is proud about.


If you're bored, try looking up Angolan ghost cities.

Angola has oil, and China wants in on it.

One thing China is apparently very good at, is building ghost cities. So they build a few for Angola, in the middle of nowhere, that noone can afford. Oh, and they also build a lot of really nice roads for Angola.


So well, I guess things are looking up for Angola with all their oil. Awesome cities that noone wants to live in, a space agency and a satelitte donated by Russia, that their pretend space agency can pretend they have a farking clue about.
 
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