Today, June 1st at 10:55 PM, Nigeria, in partnership with Japan, Ghana, Bangladesh and Mongolia, under what is called Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds (JGMNB) will launch its first satellite.
The five countries produced three students from participating schools to be jointly trained at the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (Kyutech).
One out of the five cubesats that make up the satellite named NigeriaEdusat-1, is owned by The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), in partnership with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Abuja and the Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan; making it the first university satellite to be launched by Nigerians.
The launch will take place at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA.
Kudos guys. Nigeria, it’s about time.
Written by Sophie Ajaero