Nigeria Launches Communications Satellite


Nigeria has taken another leap in space technology with the successful launch of the communications satellite Nigcomsat-1R.

Nigeria's NigcomSat 1R telecommunications satellite launch with a Chinese Long March 3B rocket.

  • Nigeria:  Nigcomsat-1r Begins Orbital Testing Ahead Commercial Service

    Leadership, 30 December 2011

    Ten days after Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat 1R), Nigeria's replacement satellite re-entered into space , it has successfully entered into its permanent orbital home ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  NigComsat-1R to be Fully Operational in 40 Days - Suleman

    Leadership, 20 December 2011

    Mr. Ovurevu Suleman, Assistant General Manager, Satellite Control Centre of the Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NigComSat), said on Tuesday in Abuja that the NigComSat ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  With Nigcomsat-1r Launch, Country Returns to Space

    Vanguard, 21 December 2011

    Nigeria, at exactly 5.40 pm, Monday, went up into the space again. This followed a successful launch into the orbit of Nigeria's replacement communications satellite, NigComSat ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Mission Fulfilled As Nation Returns to Space Two Years After

    This Day, 20 December 2011

    At exactly 5.41pm Monday, the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited's (NigComSat) auditorium in Abuja exploded in excitement as staff, visitors and journalists monitored, live ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Back in Space...

    Leadership, 20 December 2011

    Some seven weeks after the flawless launch of China's unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft into a low earth orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in China, Nigeria's ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Country Launches Satellite to Replace Earlier Failed Attempt

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 19 December 2011

    Nigeria on Monday launched a communications satellite into space to replace one that failed in 2008, the country's satellite agency said. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Launch of Communication Satellite Will Improve National Security

    This Day, 19 December 2011

    President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigerians over the successful launch of the Nigerian Communication Satellite (Nigcomsat 1R) in Xi chang, China which he said will ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigcomsat1-R - FG to Save Yearly

    The Moment, 19 December 2011

    WITH the historic launching of NigComSat-1R in Xichang, China, yesterday by 6 p.m. (local time), Nigeria will save N162 billion ($1billion) which it expended yearly on buying ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Country Returns to Space With Sattelite Launch

    Vanguard, 20 December 2011

    Nigeria once again went up into space, yesterday, at exactly 5.40pm as NigComSat-1R, Nigeria's replacement communications satellite, was successfully launched into orbit. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NigComSat-1 Returns to Space

    Daily Champion, 20 December 2011

    THE much taunted replacement satellite of the Nigerian Communications Satellite-1 has returned successfully to the space with the launch yesterday (Monday) evening. read more »