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‛.
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.