Nigeria will launch new satellites soon – CDSA

The Chief of Defence Space Administration, Air Vice Marshall Ayo Jolasinmi, says Nigeria will soon launch Satellites II and III into space.

Speaking during a visit to the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), in Abuja, Jolasinmi stated that the orbit was working perfectly and that his service would need the support of the ministry to service its frequency.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri on Friday read, “The Chief of the Defence Space Administration thanked the minister for approving his appointment and ensuring the timely release of intervention funds which he said was cushioning the effects of the minimal budgetary allocation.

“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.”

The minister however challenged 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 assured the management of his continuous support towards mitigating the challenge of funding facing the DSA.

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