Series of satellites for land observation.
Nigerian programme: NSRDA responsible of development and operations.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes (NigeriaSat-1 by gravity gradient).
The design life time is 5 years (7 for NigeriaSat-2).
The satellites exploit sunsynchronous orbits around 10:30, consistent with the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
The replacement policy is based on launching satellites in sequence, roughly 6 months before the expected end-of-life of a satellite.
See detailed description at
https://directory.eoportal.org/missions/nigeriasat-2 and www.sstl.co.uk/Downloads/Datasheets/Datasheet_VHRI250_OL
Data stored onboard and transmitted to two ground stations, one at NCRS (National Center for Remote Sensing), Jos Plateau; the other one at CSTD (Center for Satellite Technology and Development), Abuja.
Data circulating within the Disaster Monitoring Constellation consortium in free and fast fashion. Open access granted.
2003 - 2021
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned