Disaster-monitoring satellites to be tested simultaneously at STFC
Two spacecraft that will be used to monitor Disaster areas across the world in the event of a catastrophe on the scale of the 2004 tsunami are being tested at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC’s) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. NigeriaSat-2 and NX owned by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) will form part of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) when they are launched next year. On completion of the tests at RAL, NigeriaSat-2 will undergo electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC) tests before both spacecraft are finally checked-out and stored at SSTL’s Guildford Facility, pending shipment to the launch site.
Source: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)