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News from the launch site

Watch the launch here

17 Aug 2011

Watch the launch here

SSTL’s NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites were successfully launched today at 07:12:20 UTC onboard a Dnepr rocket from Yasny in southern Russia.

Watch the animated launch sequence here

17 Aug 2011

Watch the animated launch sequence here

Courtesy of ISC Kosmotras

NigeriaSat-2 / NigeriaSat-X ready to roll

11 Aug 2011

NigeriaSat-2 / NigeriaSat-X ready to roll

With all seven satellites integrated and the space head module fully assembled, the assembly was rolled out to the rocket silo today.

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Satellite Data

Name:
NigeriaSat-2

Customer:
NASRDA

Mission:

Mass:
270kg

Platform:
SSTL-300

Launch Data

Launch Date:
2011-08-17 07:12:20.0000000

Launch Site:
Yasny, Russia

Launcher:
DNEPR

Orbit:
700km altitude, sun-synchronous orbit 22:30 LTAN

Press Releases

  • 06/11/2006  Contract award
  • 10/08/2011  Launch Date Set for NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X satellites
  • 15/08/2011 SSTL's very high resolution satellite NigeriaSat-2 prepares for launch
  • 17/08/2011 SSTL successfully launches two further Earth observation satellites