Nigeria EduSAT

NASRDA in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) built and launched a nano-satellite code named NigeriaEdusat-1.The collaboration was in conjunction with the Japanese Birds-1 program which comprises Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh universities which was hosted by Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. It was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA into orbit on 3rd of June, 2017.

The five satellite from the Japanese Birds-1 program were launched and docked to International Space Station from the Japanese Kibō module.

The satellite orbited the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers (250 mi) and at an inclination of 51.61 degrees. The satellite traveled around the Earth every 92 minutes at a velocity of 7.67 kilometers per second (17,200 mph).


The satellite communicated with seven ground stations: one in each of the countries participating in the Birds-1 program, also in Thailand and Taiwan. The primary objective was for the satellite to be a technology demonstrator and to familiarize Nigerian students and scientists with satellite technology and manufacturing techniques. It will also serve as medium for capacity building, domestication satellite technology and other project spin-offs in Nigeria.

Dr.  Ibukun Adebolu from FUTA represented Nigeria on the team at Kyushu Institute of Technology while the ground station in Nigeria was solely designed and built in Abuja, NASRDA headquarters by a team of engineers/ scientist led by Dr. Tanko Yakassai (a member of the Nigeriasat-2 KHTT team).


Our attention has been drawn to certain publications on some fraudulent websites and public forums targeting unsuspecting members of the public, advertising fake jobs in the name of NASRDA. The general public is hereby advised to beware of such fraudster and also note that:

  • NASRDA is currently NOT carrying out any form of recruitment.
  • NASRDA has neither engaged  any third party agents nor use any third party websites for public notices.
  • Only information on NASRDA website is authentic and members of the public should visit the website or call NASRDA for information about NASRDA.
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