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UAE plans to land spacecraft on moon by 2024

Ubai (UAE), Sept. 30, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a new project to explore the moon and plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on it in 2024, Emirati Prime Minister and Vice President Mohammed Al-Maktoum said. The aircraft will be completely manufactured...

NIGCOMSAT to host ‘ACTINSPACE’ innovation competition in Abuja

By Olasunkanmi Onifade Abuja, Sept. 22, 2020 The Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd says it plans to host the 2020 edition of ‘ACTINSPACE’ innovation competition in Abuja. This is contained in a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of NIGCOMSAT, Mr Adamu Idris in Abuja...

NIGCOMSAT partners other satellite agencies to power 1st African Satellite-Based Augmentation System

By Olasunkanmi Onifade Abuja, Sept. 17, 2020 The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar ASCENA have commenced a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) broadcast signal over Africa and the Indian Ocean (AFI) region. This is contained in a statement by NIGCOMSAT General Manager,...

Nigeria, Indian govt. sign MoU on outer space cooperation

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Aug. 13, 2020 Nigeria and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on cooperation and collaboration in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes. The signing of the MoU took place via a virtual web meeting on...

Minister tasks agencies on research patents

By Sylvester Thompson Abuja, Aug. 10, 2020 Dr Ogbonnnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, on Monday tasked agencies of the ministry to ensure that their research findings were patented in order to facilitate rapid socio-economic development of Nigeria. Onu gave the task at...

FG Appoints Dr. Shaba as Boss of Space Development Agency NASRDA

The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Halilu Shaba Ahmad as the acting Director-General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), following the expiration of the two-term tenure of Professor Seidu Mohammed. PRNigeria gathered that Dr. Shaba is one of the most senior directors...

National Security: FG should procure additional satellite – NISE

The Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers (NISE) has called on the Federal Government to provide more earth observation satellites to aid national security and socio-economic development. Dr Sadiq Umar, the National Chairman of NISE made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the institute’s Third...

France’s Thales Group to lead in TAM of Nigeria’s radar facility – NAMA

The Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Capt. Fola Akinkuotu, has revealed that apart from delivery all the ordered consignment of critical spare parts required for the continuous service and operation of the Total Radar Coverage of Nigeria (TRACON) by Thales Group...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will change production forever. Here’s how

A hallmark of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the convergence of the digital and physical worlds, which is in turn blurring traditional boundaries throughout the value chain. 3D printing, for example, can help companies meet the growing consumer demand for product personalization. The fashion...

Nigeria needs to executive Order to boost achievement in science sector – Scientist

A scientist, Prof. Babatunde Rabiu said that the approval of Executive Order 005 was the major achievement in the Science and Technology (S&T) sector in 2018. Rabiu, also the Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (CARNASRDA) said this in an...
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