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Nigeria’s Satellite Has Long Expired, It’s Still Working Based On ‘Grace’ — DG of National Space Agency



Director-General of The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Shaba, has disclosed that Nigeria’s satellite has long expired.

He made this announcement while featuring on a Channels Television program, he said that the satellite which was last licensed in 2011, has expired and it’s functioning based on ‘Grace‛.

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Shaba further stated that the satellite which is used for security purposes and brings in money for the country has a 7-year lifespan and a new one ought to have been built for a replacement.

“The satellite we’re using expired in 2018 and is still giving us necessary data based on ‘Grace’.

It’s a story one cannot tell because so many things are competing for the same resources in the country,” he said.

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