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NX (NigeriaSat X)


NX (NigeriaSat X) is an small satellite to advance the Nigerian space capability, which started with NigeriaSat 1. The training satellite NX is being developed by a team of 25 Nigerian trainee engineers at SSTL under a program to provide hands-on experience in all aspects of spacecraft development.

The NX satellite is based on the SSTL-100 platform and features a 22 meter multispectral imaging system with an 600 km swath.

Nation: Nigeria
Type / Application: Training, Earth Observation
Operator: NASRDA
Contractors: SSTL
Equipment: 22-meter resolution imager in 3 spectral bands
Configuration: SSTL-100
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 100 kg
Orbit: 656 km × 697 km, 98.26
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
NX (NigeriaSat X) 2011-044C 17.08.2011 Do LC-370/13 Dnepr with Sich 2, NigeriaSat 2, RASAT, EDUSAT, AprizeSat 5, AprizeSat 6, BPA 2


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