UJ Institute for the Future of Knowledge

Nigeria leads Africa’s race for space with ambitious satellite programme

Since Nigeria launched its first microsatellite, NigeriaSat-1, in 2003, the country has expanded its space programme and is now a continent-wide leader in the field.

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 signalled the start of a space race that was confined to the superpowers of the time (the United States and the Soviet Union). However, the end of the Cold War in 1991 witnessed more states engaging in space activities.


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