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?