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"DigitalGlobe (DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced an agreement with the Enough Project to continue providing unrivaled imagery and analysis services to monitor evidence of bombings, razed villages and possible threats to civilians in Sudan in an effort called the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP). In addition to the imagery and analysis provided under the terms of this new agreement, DigitalGlobe will also contribute additional in-kind services." More

High Resolution Imagery From NigeriaSat-2

Nigeria's New Satellite Demonstrates Stunning High Resolution Capability

"The first high resolution satellite imagery is today released from NigeriaSat-2, as engineers from the Nigerian space agency (NASRDA) and the satellite's manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) continue in the successful commissioning of the new satellite from NASRDA's headquarters in Abuja. Testing of all the systems on-board the satellite has been successfully completed, and calibration of the imaging payloads is ongoing with outstanding results already being produced."

First Steps Toward DIY Space in Africa

"This was a documentary filed by UBC/UTV television in regard to the first African Made aircraft, the African Skyhawk. Details can be found on ugandanway.com then you click on uiaa aircraft. The African Space research Program is the official developer of this project under UIAA, Uganda International Alien Association"

- Ugandan man wants to build space shuttle from scratch, io9
- African space research: Dreaming of a manned shuttle, BBC

NigeriaSat-X was built by engineers from Nigeria's National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) under the supervision of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). The new generation of Nigerian scientists and engineers trained up under the NigeriaSat-X project will continue to support Nigeria's space programme, ensuring its continued success and sustainability. In total, 26 Nigerian engineers were located at SSTL's facilities in Guildford for 18 months throughout the design and test phases. More