Monday, June 27, 2011

Nigeria prepares to launch two earth observation satellites

24 June 2011

ABUJA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria has concluded plans to launch into orbit two satellites from Russia on July 7, a top government official with the country's National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said.

Director General of the agency Seidu Mohammed told a news conference in Abuja on Thursday that the earth observation satellites, NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, would be launched at 8 a.m. local time on July 7.

"We are once more on the path to greasing the wheels of our success story, as the stage is now set for the launch of our third and fourth satellites code named NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X," Mohammed told reporters.

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