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NigeriaSat 1

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.

Nation: Nigeria
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator:
Contractors: SSTL
Equipment: 32-meter resolution imager in 3 spectral bands
Configuration: Microsat-100
Propulsion:
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 100 kg
Orbit: 675 km × 694 km, 98.21
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NigeriaSat 1 2003-042C 27.09.2003 Pl LC-132/1 Kosmos-3M with STSAT 1, Bilsat 1, UK-DMC 1, Mozhayets 4, Larets, Rubin 4-DSI

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