Sunday, May 13, 2007

Successful Launch of NIGCOMSAT-1

By the time of writing this, Nigeria has successfully launch its first Nigeria Communications Satellite, into the space, the first in the continent of Africa.
NIGCOMSAT is backed by federal government and was undertaken by a Nigerian company, Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited. It was launch into the space in China which undertook the whole project. The satellite has 28 transponders which will enable it to cover the whole of Nigeria, Africa and some part of Europe. About 2 stations that will control the satellite was also set up by the China and over 50 Nigerians technicians has also been trained. I will keep you posted.

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