Russia to launch Nigerian satellites in December

Russia to launch Nigerian satellites in December

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Nigeria: Russia is planning to launch two Nigerian satellites in December, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. These satellites are NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X earth monitoring satellites.

NigeriaSat-2 will be used primarily for resource management and mapping of the Nigerian territory, while NigeriaSat-X will assist with disaster relief and global environmental monitoring campaigns.

Nigeria became the third African country to enter the space age, after South Africa and Algeria, when Russia launched NigeriaSat-1 earth monitoring satellite in 2003.

Source: RIA Novosti