NigeriaSat 2 [SSTL]
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) signed in November 2006 a contract in Abuja for the supply of the NIGERIASAT-2 Earth observation satellite, related ground infrastructure and a training programme to further establish a national indigenous space capability in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The selection of SSTL by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria follows a detailed technical evaluation and due diligence undertaken by NASRDA's procurement advisor, Telesat of Canada, confirming the UK company's position as the world-leading supplier of advanced operational small satellites.
The new 300 kg satellite, for launch in 2009, will provide Nigeria with valuable geographically referenced high-resolution satellite imaging for applications in mapping, water resources management, agricultural land use, population estimation, health hazard monitoring and disaster mitigation and management.
SSTL will develop NIGERIASAT-2 based upon its new generation of high-resolution Earth observation satellites to provide affordable access to space, using the latest advanced small satellite technologies developed from the TOPSAT and Beijing-1 missions launched successfully in 2005.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||693 km × 728 km, 98.26°|
|NigeriaSat 2||2011-044B||17.08.2011||Do LC-370/13||Dnepr||with Sich 2, NX, RASAT, EDUSAT, AprizeSat 5, AprizeSat 6, BPA 2|
Further NigeriaSat missions: