FAQ

1. QUESTION

What is the full meaning of NASRDA?

ANSWER

National Space Research and Development Agency

2. QUESTION

When was NASRDA established?

ANSWER

5th May, 1999.

3. QUESTION

How many satellites has NASRDA launched till date?

ANSWER

6

4. QUESTION

Was any of these built by Nigerian Engineers and Scientists?

ANSWER

Yes, the Nigeria Sat X was built by Nigerian Engineers and Scientists

5. QUESTION

Why  does Nigeria launch her satellites on foreign soil despite having a Space Agency that has been around for such a long time?

ANSWER

Nigeria is yet to build a functional Launching facility which requires  quite a huge capital

6. QUESTION

How is NASRDA being funded?

ANSWER

From inception till now, NASRDA is being funded by the government of Nigeria.

7. QUESTION

How can I get satellite images from NASRDA?

ANSWER

Satellite images are got on request from the Agency

8. QUESTION

Are they being sold?

ANSWER

Satellite images for commercial purposes are for sale, while they are given out free for research purposes by Nigerian students 

9. QUESTION

Are NASRDA's satellites functional?

ANSWER

Yes, only one (NigComSat1) was lost after 18months and was replaced by NigComSat1R, the remaining ones are functioning well

10. QUESTION

What is the name of NASRDA's Pioneer  Director General?

ANSWER

Prof Seidu Onailo Mohammed