Nigeria, five other countries collaborate to manufacture five identical Nano-Satellites – Agency


The National Space Organization, NASRDA, says its joint effort with five nations has brought about the effective culmination of a worldwide venture for the outline and produce of five indistinguishable Nano-Satellites. 

Felix Ale, Head, Media and Corporate Correspondence, NASRDA put forth this known in an announcement in Abuja on Friday. 

Nano-satellites or Nano-sats are scaled down satellites of low mass and size for social occasion logical information and to give more exhaustive space scope at much lower cost. 
Mr. Lager said that the satellites were being proposed for dispatch into the circle in May for different applications. 

He said the multinational satellite venture known as "Flying creature Venture" was presented in 2015 by the Japanese government and executed through the Kyushu Organization of Innovation in Japan for creating nations. 

He said that the venture was intended to upgrade space-related limit building and human asset improvement. 

"An aggregate number of 15 architects and researchers from Nigeria, Japan, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Ghana and Thailand are chosen through an aggressive worldwide process for the venture,'' he said. 

Mr. Beer said that NASRDA as a team with the Government College of Innovation, Akure took part in the outline and make of the satellites charged to work through seven ground stations over the world.



“The Nano-satellites will be launched into orbit aboard space X Rocket.
“It will be released from the International Space Station with an orbital parameter of altitude of 460km and inclination of 15.6,” Mr. Ale said.
He said that the satellites were expected to attain six missions after its successful launch, adding that three of the missions would be planned on board.
He also revealed that the other three missions would be accomplished in the ground stations of the participating countries.
According to Mr. Ale, the other three onboard missions will consist of the taking photographs of homeland of participating countries using the onboard cameras of 0.3mp and 5mp.
Other onboard missions include the Dig-singer mission that entails exchange of song from the Nano Satellites to Ham radio receivers (UHF band) and measurement of single-event –latch up in orbit, according to him.
He said that the project would aid the successful and regular download of images from the five satellites, while the project was also a model for achieving satellites projects with low cost and size.
He said that the project was an innovation and excellent research model for NASRDA, adding that the its completion would further assist the agency to strengthen its collaboration on research with Nigerian universities.
Mr. Ale said that three Nigerians had also benefited from capacity development from the project by receiving doctorate degrees (Ph.Ds.) in Space Science and Technology.
He said that the space project had ultimately resulted in the cheap, fast and duplication of satellite business and operation.

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