NigeriaSat 1 [SSTL]
NigeriaSat 1 is the Nigerian contribution to the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) project. It is an earth observing microsatellite built by SSTL on the Microsat-100 platform. It features a 32-meter resolution imager in 3 spectral bands.
The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is a novel international co-operation in space, led by SSTL bringing together organizations from seven countries: Algeria, China, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. The DMC Consortium is forming the first-ever microsatellite constellation bringing remarkable Earth observation capabilities both nationally to the individual satellite owners, and internationally to benefit world-wide humanitarian aid efforts.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Equipment:||32-meter resolution imager in 3 spectral bands|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||675 km × 694 km, 98.21°|
|NigeriaSat 1||27.09.2003||Pl LC-132/1||Kosmos-3M||with STSAT 1, Bilsat 1, UK-DMC 1, Mozhayets 4, Larets, Rubin 4-DSI|