“Still working Based On Grace, Nigeria’s satellite has expired” – Director of National Space Agency



Dr. Halilu Shaba, the Director-General of The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), has revealed that Nigeria’s satellite which was last licensed in 2011, has expired.

He said this during an interview with Channels Television program, saying that it was now functioning based on ‘Grace’.

He said
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.

He concluded that “The satellite we’re using expired in 2018 and is still giving us necessary data based on ‘Grace’. A very bad story one cannot tell because so many things are competing for the same resources in the country.


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