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‘Nigeria to launch new satellites II and III soon’ —Space agency



The Chief of Defence Space Administration, Air Vice Marshall Ayo Jolasinmi, has announced plans by the country to launch new Satellites II and III into space.

The CDSA made the announcement while speaking during a recent visit to the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), in Abuja.

According to Jolasinmi, the orbit was working perfectly and the service would need the support of the ministry to service it frequency.

In a statement through the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri on Friday, the CDSA appreciated the support from the ministry, especially in areas of budget and allocation.

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The statement reads in part:

“Jolasinmi said the DSA was better positioned to use Space products with the launch of the first satellite while satellite two and three will be launched soon.

“He briefed the minister that the Orbit was working well while the servicing of its frequency has been work in progress requiring continuous support by the ministry.”

Meanwhile, the minister seized the opportunity to challenge the new management of the Defence Space Administration to deploy new technology to unlock space resources and satellites to compete favourably with the advanced technologies around the world.

He, however, assured the management of his continuous support towards mitigating the challenge of funding facing the DSA.

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