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Centre for Geospatial Information Science opens at Edo State Polytechnic in Nigeria

This Envisat image highlights the lower Niger River system in the West African country of Nigeria, where the Niger River (left) and the Benue River merge. Image: ESA

The Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has concluded preparations to unveil the Centre for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS), a research and teaching unit that will utilize computer software and tools such as geographic information systems among others, to gather information for use in mining, agriculture, urban planning and health care.

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Wed, 27/02/2019 - 10:12

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Nigeria plans to develop its own satellite

The Niger delta (Image:ESA)

Nigeria plans to develop, manufacture and launch its own satellite by 2030, according to Dr. Spencer Onu, the Center for Satellite Technology Development’s (CSTD) Director. He also added that the components needed for building the space artifact are presently being developed.

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Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:38

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Nigeria: NASRDA provides satellite imagery for resource monitoring

Parts of Nigeria seen from Space by NASA's Aqua satellite

The National Space Research and Development Agency of Nigeria (NASRDA), host of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has provided relevant satellite datasets for resource monitoring, socio-economic and intelligent mapping across Nigeria and other parts of the globe, as the website Leadership has reported.

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Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:23

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Nigeria National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

NASRDA logo. Image: NASRDA.

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria. The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.

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"Made In Nigeria" Satellites: Coming Soon

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The Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) - one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices - announced on 28 May 2014 that it will develop and build a “Made in Nigeria” satellite by 2018 and accomplish a launch from a Nigerian launch pad by 2030. The announcement was made by Prof. Seidu Mohammed Director General of NASRDA during an interview in Abuja with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  

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Tue, 03/06/2014 - 17:37

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Nigeria Regional Support Office

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The UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) in Nigeria is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). The RSO in Nigeria was established in 2008 with the mandate to promote and support the use of space technology within and outside of Nigeria in the management of the full disaster cycle including prevention and mitigation.

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The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is staffed with three technical experts in remote sensing and GIS. The RSO has a Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in IlE-IFE, Osun State. Nigeria is in collaboration with the UNOOSA African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education.
The office is equipped with three desktop workstations, one A3 desktop scanner, one Laserjet printer and broadband internet service (230 kbps).

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The RSO has concluded the archiving of Landsat thematic mapper and enhanced thematic mapper images covering all of Nigeria. The images' dates range from the 1980s to 2004. The imagery is multispectral with a spatial resolution of 28.5 metres. Images are acquired from the University of Maryland Global Landcover Facility, USA (http://ftp.glcf.umd.edu/data/landsat). The RSO also compiled NigeriaSat-1 satellite imagery for Niger with a spatial resolution of 32 metres.

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The UN-SPIDER Nigeria RSO is hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).  NASRDA is a research institution that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria.

The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.

Its vision is to make Nigeria build indigenous expertise in developing, designing and building appropriate hard- and software in space technology as an essential tool for its socio-economic development and enhancement of the quality of life of its people.

<p><strong>Main Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Godstime James</em><br /> Coordinator, UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in Nigeria<br /> Remote Sensing and GIS Expert<br /> Tel. +234-8022739154<br /> <a href="mailto:godstimej@gmail.com" target="_blank">godstimej@gmail.com</a><br /> </p> <p><strong>Alternative Contact</strong><br /> <em>Dr. Shaba Halilu</em><br /> Director, Department of Strategic Space Applications<br /> Tel. +234-8037874003<br /> <a href="mailto:drhalilu@yahoo.com" alt="drhalilu@yahoo.com" title="drhalilu@yahoo.com">drhalilu@yahoo.com</a></p> <p><strong>Address</strong><br /> National Space Research and Development Agency<br /> Obasanjo Space Center, Pyakassa Junction<br /> PMB 437 Garki, Abuja </br> Nigeria<br /> <a href="http://www.nasrda.gov.ng" target="_blank">http://www.nasrda.gov.ng</a></p>

Nigerian satellites are picture perfect

Nigeria's latest Earth observation satellites have returned their first pictures. The spacecraft, launched on 17 August, give the African nation a powerful new capability to map its own lands and other parts of the globe.

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Mon, 29/08/2011 - 15:06

Launch date set for NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites

On August 10th, SSTL announced that it will launch the NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites on behalf of the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) by a Dnepr launch vehicle from Yasny, Russia 17th August 2011.

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Thu, 11/08/2011 - 17:24

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Nigeria prepares to launch two earth observation satellites

On June 24 -- Nigeria has concluded plans to launch into orbit two satellites from Russia on July 7, a top government official with the country's National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said.

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Mon, 27/06/2011 - 16:20

Nigeria to launch 2 more satellites into orbit

THE National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), will launch two satellites into the orbit before the end of this month to complement the existing NigeriaSat-1. Known as NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, the satellites will be launched before the end of June and would be a follow-up to the NigeriaSat-1 which was launched few years ago.

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