Satellite Nigeriasat-X of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Nigeriasat-X
Country of Operator/Owner Nigeria
Operator/Owner National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)
Users Government
Purpose Earth Observation/Technology Development
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 661
Apogee (km) 696
Eccentricity 0.00248279775838831
Inclination (degrees) 98.2
Period (minutes) 98.3
Launch Mass (kg.) 100
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 17-08-2011
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL)
Country of Contractor United Kingdom
Launch Site Dombarovskiy Launch Facility
Launch Vehicle Dnepr 1
COSPAR Number 2011-044C
NORAD Number 37790
Comments Nigerian engineers will completely manage the total lifecycle of the NX and will be responsible for the delivery of the satellite to full flight specification.


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