NASRDA Plans ’edusat-2, Second Nanosatellite
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has concluded all relevant discussions to build and launch of a second nanosatellite code named edusat-2 in collaboration with Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State with emphasis on agricultural development.
Dr Felix Ale, head Media and Corporate Communications of the Agency, said, in a statement, that Professor Seidu Mohammed, director general of the Space Agency, made the announcement during a courtesy visit of the management team of Landmark University to NASRDA’S Headquarters in Abuja.
Professor Mohammed explained that the collaboration is being pursued as a result of the genuine interest and commitment of management of the University to the existing memorandum of understanding between the Agency and the University.
He said the proposed project is in fulfilment of its mandate which includes among other things, the development of satellites and provision of necessary technology and information for Universities to develop capabilities in satellite technology.
Professor Mohammed explained that the Nanosatellite which will be for Agricultural purposes will have on board an infrared camera for detecting diseased crops, monitoring of large agricultural areas as well as monitoring and understanding crop characteristics and other agricultural purposes.
While commending the management of the University, the NASRDA boss reaffirmed the commitment of the Agency towards collaborations that will contribute to Nigeria economic growth,