The NigeriaSat-X Earth observation satellite provides the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and the Disaster Monitoring Constellation with 22m imaging capability. The spacecraft delivers 22m GSD across a 600km swath width.
NigeriaSat-X was used as a Training Model spacecraft for the team of Nigerian engineers who participated in SSTL’s training and development programme. Over a period of 18 months, the Nigerian engineers were based at SSTL in the UK and were involved in the design, manufacture and test phases of the NigeriaSat-X spacecraft in a controlled real project, real engineering environment. After launch, NigeriaSat-X was commissioned in orbit by the Nigerian engineers.