The Nigerian Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof Seidu Mohammed, has said that Nigeria is launching a Nanosatellite together with Japan, Ghana, Bangladesh and Nepal between May 23 and 27 2017. The satellite would be the first Nanosatellite by the African continent. It would study environmental parameters, as well as help study environmental issues. The satellite would be launched from the launch base at Miami, Florida, U.S on the said days.
Professor Mohammed further explained that “those nanosatellites, each time they are within the Nigerian territory, would be singing National Anthem so those who carry UHF radio would be able to receive it”.
This is another feat by Nigeria towards environmental sustainability and leadership in space development.