NIGCOMSAT-1R goes into orbit today

AT about 4.00 p.m. today, Nigeria’s Communication Satellite (NigComSat-1R) will leave the LM-3B launch vehicle in China with rocket speed and move into orbit from where it is expected to change the face of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. NigComSat-1R is a replacement satellite for NigComSat-1 Satellite.

The Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NigComSat Ltd) described the satellite as a critical ICT backbone infrastructure to drive the national ICT revolution in providing revenue diversification for the nation and offering cost effective solution and affordable access to meet Nigeria’s telecommunications, broadcast, aviation, maritime, defense and security needs.


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