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NigeriaSat 2



NigeriaSat 2, a Nigerian observation satellite, was launched from Yasny on 17 August 2011 at 07:12 UT by a Dnepr rocket. The satellite weighed 300 kg and has an expected operational lifetime of 7 years. NigeriaSat 2 carries a high-resolution imagery payload which will provide high resoultion maps of Nigerian territory, and monitor Nigerian crops to ensure the security of the nation's food supply. The spacecraft's imager will take images with a resolution of 2.5 m. Imagery from NigeriaSat 2 will contribute to urban planning in Nigeria, Africa's most populated country, and also join the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, a network of lightweight orbiting spacecraft designed to assist with disaster relief and track environmental changes around the world.

Alternate Names

  • 37789
  • NigeriaSat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-08-17
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Nigeria)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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