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Nigeriasat 2


Designation 37789 / 11044B
Launch date 17 Aug 2011
Country of origin Nigeria
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 686 km, sunsynchronous; 180° slot in the DMC system
Inclination 98.2°
Period 98.5 min (4 day revisit)
Launch vehicle Dnepr #17

In May 2004, the Nigerian government budgeted $23 million, but probably worth $50 million.

will provide Nigeria with geographically referenced high-resolution satellite imaging for applications in mapping, water resources management, agricultural land use, population estimation, health hazard monitoring and disaster mitigation and management.

Has a 2.5 m panchromatic camera, a 5 m multispectral camera in 4 bands (20 km swath) and a 32 m multispectral camera in 3 channels (300 km swath)

sat-index articles

n2yo.com tracking

Technical data


Prime contractor SSTL
Platform SSTL-300i
Mass at launch 272 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime 7 years

Has dual 105-Mbps downlinks, which can also be operated as a 210-Mbps data connection for fast transfer.

2.5 m resolution in panchromatic mode, and 5 m resolution in multispectral (20 m swath width)

Has a second payload with 32 m resolution and 300 km swath width.

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