Nigeria made international headlines last year for becoming the first sub-Saharan Africa nation to launch a satellite to space. The Nigerian satellite was a Nano satellite; a miniature, low mass, and low size satellite weighing less than 500kg (1,102 pounds) mostly used for environmental studies.
Nigeria by all standards has achieved no mean feat by launching a Nano satellite (fully constructed by Nigerian engineers) into space and backed by an earth station (also fully built by the country’s engineers). The country has already raised the bar for not just other sub-Saharan Africa nations, but also developing countries around the world.
But that’s not enough for the Nigerian engineers…they’re claiming the world
It is being reported by a section of news outlets across Nigeria that the country’s National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), says that thanks to their Nano satellite. Nigeria is poised to become the center of satellite businesses across the world. The technology that went into designing the satellite could become the go-to-platform for searching missing planes. NASRDA claims their satellite has the capacity to …read more