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NigeriaSat 2

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.

Nation: Nigeria
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Contractors: SSTL
Configuration: SSTL-300
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 300 kg
Orbit: 693 km × 728 km, 98.26
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NigeriaSat 2 2011-044B 17.08.2011 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Sich 2, NX, RASAT, EDUSAT, AprizeSat 5, AprizeSat 6, BPA 2


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