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.

Both NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X will be launched into the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, where they will assist with disaster relief and global environmental monitoring campaigns alongside satellites from other consortium members ASAL (Algeria), BLMIT (China), Deimos Space (Spain) and SSTL (UK).

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Thu, 11/08/2011 - 17:24

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

June 2011

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.

Director General of the agency Seidu Mohammed told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the earth observation satellites, NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, would be launched at 8 a.m. local time on July 7.


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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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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 12:30
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