Nigeria is still wrestling with space program issues. On the one hand (and according to this difficult to read post), there seems to be a fundamental lack of knowledge by the general Nigerian population about how satellites work in space. This is no surprise–the Nigerians are dealing with some very real third world survival problems. Even […]Read More Nigeria’s Garbled Space Story
Sometime last month I posted an article about Nigeria’s space program. Lo and behold, there’s another Nigerian space story, but this time it’s a story attempting to raise alarm bells about the possibility of losing a satellite. So I looked at the story a little more closely. It turns out that this story involves a lot of […]Read More Nigerian Space Experts Sound Like Chicken Little
For those people not living under a rock, there have been quite a few stories regarding the kidnapped girls in Nigeria (rock-dwellers go here to catch up). Imagine my surprise, though, at finding out that Nigeria has not just one, but two imagery satellites orbiting the Earth in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Not only that, […]Read More Can Nigerian Satellites Find Kidnapped Girls?
If you don’t mind taking lessons from the Chinese, and moving to Pakistan, Nigeria, Bolivia, or some other poor country, you too could learn all you could ever want about space operations. According to SpaceDaily.com, China has realized that in order to increase the chances of their satellite export contracts being accepted and perhaps extended […]Read More Do you want to be space operator? Move to a poor country.