NigeriaSat-2 & NigeriaSat-X

NigeriaSat-2 & NigeriaSat-X

Launch Date
17/08/2011

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.

Dnepr space head module in place

10 Aug 2011

Dnepr space head module in place

With the fairing in place, the upper deck launch vehicle has been attached to the lower platform and is now ready for flight. The NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X launch team will now check-out the pyro and battery charge circuits with the space head module and conduct final battery charging.

The launch vehicle is filling

09 Aug 2011

The launch vehicle is filling

Yesterday the primary payload of this cluster launch, a Ukrainian national mission called SICH-2, plus the Turkish RASAT satellite, were integrated with the launch vehicle.

NigeriaSat-X Spacecraft Integrated

08 Aug 2011

NigeriaSat-X Spacecraft Integrated

Launch-site engineers, have integrated the NigeriaSat-X spacecraft onto the upper launch platform.

Final Spacecraft Integration

06 Aug 2011

Final Spacecraft Integration

The final spacecraft integration activities for the launch of NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X are now underway at the Yasny launch base in Russia.

Propellant loading and launch preparations

22 Jun 2011

Propellant loading and launch preparations

SSTL's launch team have now completed the task of filling the propellant tanks for both spacecraft and preparations are continuing to schedule. 

SSTL's launch team arrives at Yasny

17 Jun 2011

SSTL's launch team arrives at Yasny

After a long day-night-day journey across Russia, the launch campaign team has arrived at the launch facility...

Satellite Data

Name:
NigeriaSat-2

Customer:
NASRDA

Mission:

Mass:
270kg

Platform:
SSTL-300

Launch Data

Launch Date:
17/08/2011 07:12:20

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
 
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