This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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Baikonur, we have a problem: in fresh space embarrassment, Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

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This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse
This handout picture provided by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and taken early on December 27, 2017 shows a Zenit rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, lifting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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