Applications: Forestry, Agriculture, Emergency and Disasters, Land Cover Mapping, geology, food security

Operator: NASRDA

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 2.5m

Widest swath width: 300km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 17th Aug 2011

Nationality: Nigerian

Revisit Interval: 3 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name Nigeria Satellite - 2
Parameters Measured Blue (0.45-0.52um), Green (0.52-0.60um), Red (0.63-0.69um), NIR (0.76-0.90um), PAN (0.45-0.90um)
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose The objective of the NigeriaSat-2 mission is to provide high-resolution (Pan and MS) imagery in a swath width of 20 km. In addition, the spacecraft also carries a DMC continuity payload to provide observation continuity with NigeriaSat-1, launched in September 2003. NigeriaSat-2 is designed with some key Nigerian objectives in mind: To support food supply security, agricultural and geology applications; to support mapping and security applications; to support development of the national GIS infrastructure and to provide continuity and compatibility with the existing NigeriaSat-1 system.
Applications Forestry, Agriculture, Emergency and Disasters, Land Cover Mapping, Geology, Food Security.
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 2011-08-17
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 2.5
Frequency of Collection {3}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact
Lineage The DMC concept arose from the recommendations of the United Nations UniSpace-III conference in July 1999 (Vienna, Austria), which recommended that space agencies should seek ways of coordinating activities in space to better monitor natural disasters, and provide information for disaster relief response planning. SSTL worked to build a coordinated constellation that could achieve the goal of daily repeat imaging anywhere in the world. To do this it had to convince a group of international clients to each purchase a DMC satellite and to agree to work together in a phased orbit. The credibility of the program was greatly enhanced by the support from the British National Space Centre (BNSC) which awarded a MOSAIC grant that enabled SSTL to build a UK satellite. The extraordinary project to bring many nations together to create a working constellation in space has been a huge success. New satellites with enhanced capabilities are being added as the first ones reach the end of life, and new members are joining.
Additional Information In November 2006, NASRDA (National Space Research and Development Agency) of Abuja, Nigeria awarded a contract to SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.) of Guildford, UK, to develop and build NigeriaSat-2, including the related ground infrastructure and image processing facilities, together with an extensive training program to further develop an indigenous space capability in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. NASRDA is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria established in 1999.