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NigeriaSat-X, also known as NX, is a Nigerian observation satellite. It was launched from Yasny on 17 August 2011 at 07:12 UT by a Dnepr rocket. The craft weighed 100 kg and was primarily built to train Nigerian engineers in satellite construction techniques. NigeriaSat-X is equipped with a trispectral imager with a resolution of 22 m. It will join the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, a network of lightweight orbiting spacecraft designed to assist with disaster relief and track environmental changes around the world.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-08-17
    Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
    Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
    Mass: 100 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Nigeria)


    • Technology Applications
    • Engineering

    Additional Information

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

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