2022 in Review – Nigeria Space Programme

A Long March-3B carrier rocket lift off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in China carrying the Nigerian communication satellite (NigcomSat-1R). Source: Yao Jianfeng.

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has one of Africa’s most advanced and active space programmes. Established under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in 1999, the agency is responsible for promoting and advancing space activities and applications for socioeconomic development through space-related research and development (R&D). Between 2003 and 2022, the...

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