Le Nigeria lancera un satellite de communication en 2006
Paris, France, 27/05 - Le Nigeria va lancer un satellite de communication dédié aux informations et à la communication de l`Afrique l`année prochaine, a affirmé mercredi, Olusegun Obasanjo, président de la République fédérale du Nigeria, en visite officielle en France. "Nos populations reçoivent des informations qui proviennent d`ailleurs souvent de Paris, Londres ou Washington. Cela n`est pas sans risques. Nous avons besoin d`information rassemblées, traitées et diffusées en Afrique pour nous-mêmes mais également dans le monde", a déclaré le chef de l`Etat nigérian. Le président Obasanjo a ajouté qu`il se pose un problème de compréhension de fond et de forme dans le traitement de ces informations qui n`intègre pas l`histoire et la conception des Africains dont il faut tenir compte. Le chef de l`Etat nigérian, qui assure la présidence en exercice de l`Union africaine, a effectué en France une visite officielle de trois jours qui s`est achevée jeudi. _________________ "Le colonialisme et ses dérivés ne constituent pas à vrai dire les ennemis actuels de l'Afrique. À brève échéance ce continent sera libéré. Pour ma part plus je pénètre les cultures et les cercles politiques plus la certitude s'impose à moi que LE PLUS GRAND DANGER QUI MENACE L'AFRIQUE EST L'ABSENCE D'IDÉOLOGIE."
Cette Afrique à venir, Journal de bord de mission en Afrique occidentale, été 1960, Frantz Fanon, Pour la Révolution Africaine
2011, annee Frantz Fanon
Le Nigeria lancera un satellite de communication en 2006
Paris, France, 27/05 - Le Nigeria va lancer un satellite de communication dédié aux informations et à la communication de l`Afrique l`année prochaine, a affirmé mercredi, Olusegun Obasanjo, président de la République fédérale du Nigeria, en visite officielle en France. "Nos populations reçoivent des informations qui proviennent d`ailleurs souvent de Paris, Londres ou Washington. Cela n`est pas sans risques. Nous avons besoin d`information rassemblées, traitées et diffusées en Afrique pour nous-mêmes mais également dans le monde", a déclaré le chef de l`Etat nigérian. Le président Obasanjo a ajouté qu`il se pose un problème de compréhension de fond et de forme dans le traitement de ces informations qui n`intègre pas l`histoire et la conception des Africains dont il faut tenir compte. Le chef de l`Etat nigérian, qui assure la présidence en exercice de l`Union africaine, a effectué en France une visite officielle de trois jours qui s`est achevée jeudi.
J'aime bien cet Obasandjo.
C'est l'un des rares leaders en Afrique (avec Mbeki) qui ne me fasse pas honte.
Toutefois ce ne serait pas mal qu'il associe d'autres pays pour ce genre de projets.
Posté le: Mer 08 Juin 2005 16:41 Sujet du message:
Bonne nouvelle sur le principe, la question de l'impartialité se posera comme ailleurs, mais l'initiative était incontournable !
Il faudrait savoir d'où viennent les financements, quel est le champ d'information visé, et plus généralement comment s'organise l'indépendance de l'agence d'information mise en place... _________________ Nehem
Last Monday was exactly one year after Nigeria’s first satellite, NigeriaSat-1, was shot into the earth’s orbit.
The satellite was launched into space on September 27, 2003 in Russia.
It was celebrations galore at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) centre in Abuja as the agency marked the 365th day of NigeriaSat-1 in orbit.
The celebration was considered worthy because NigeriaSat-1, Nigeria’s first-ever indigenous satellite, has survived the tides amid yells of skepticism, and still working well. Reports from the space centre in Abuja said the satellite makes so many passages across the centre every other day with the archival records showing that thousands of satellite images have been sent and retrieved from the satellite.
The success of NigeriaSat-1 is touted to serve as a prelude for the launch of the second satellite, NigeriaSat-2, and a communication satellite christened NIGCOMSAT-1 slated for 2007. Both are supposed to operate with higher resolution than NigeriaSat-1.
Science and Technology Minister, Turner Isoun, who spoke at the anniversary celebration of NigeriaSat-1, said the Nigeria space programme was expanding, and commended the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) for its laudable efforts in the growth and development of space technology in the country.
According to Isoun, Nigeria's incursion into space technology has enabled it to build indigenous competence in that field of learning.
He said indigenous competence was being developed in a collaborative programme with the technical partner, Surrey Satellite Technology Company, which is located in the United Kingdom.
Recently, 15 Nigerian engineers and scientists were sent on training to South Africa, one of Nigeria’s technical partners on satellite technology.
The science and technology minister said these scientists were currently using the knowledge they acquired from the technical partner to develop the country's satellite technology as they are currently in charge of operations at the base station in Abuja.
Isoun, who also spoke on the performance of NigeriaSat-1, said, “I am particularly pleased and delighted to inform Nigerians that the satellite is performing well and living up to expectations.”
The Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, who spoke on the rationale behind the launch of the satellite, said the involvement of government in space technology was aimed at improving the living standard of the citizenry and also bring about purposeful development to the country.
To achieve these objectives, he said the government had provided the necessary infrastructure to facilitate the development of science and technology to enable it serve as an engine of growth and development.
Beyond the political intonation observers and sceptics would want to spot in the vice president’s statement, it is worth noting that the present administration may have achieved a milestone in the areas of space information and communication science evident in the launch of the NigeriaSat-1.
Currently, government has formulated three policies in strategic areas of space, communication and other sciences. These are space science and technology, Information Technology (IT) and biotechnology to provide the roadmap for technological development.
Atiku also stated that government was pleased with the performance of the satellite. Consequently, it is considering building a permanent site of NASRDA and its agencies in Lugbe, Abuja.
The vice-president performed the foundation laying ceremony of the project during the anniversary of NigeriaSat-1 last week.
The multi-billion naira project consists of NASRDA's administrative building, the ground receiving station, centre for satellite technology development building and a planetarium. It will cost the government more than N530 million under phase one development of the site.
A team of six contractors and five consultants are currently undertaking the landmark project, which will be constructed in phases.
Meanwhile, the 15 young Nigerian engineers manning the operations of the satellite attended the anniversary, which took the form of a dinner party, including officials of the agency and a cross section of Nigerians and science experts.
The NigeriaSat-1 is in constellation with other seven satellites across Africa and other parts of the world bringing images from locations across the globe. It is made up of a Disaster Monitoring Constellation, which aids in anticipation and monitoring of natural disasters in the country.
Above all, it is hoped that the success of the NigeriaSat-1 in space would translate into greater and deeper incursions in the field of science and technology development in the country. NigeriaSat-1 being celebrated now in Nigeria is far inferior in terms of resolution and efficiency to what obtains elsewhere in the world.
It may well be a starting point for the country, but it would do the country more good if speed is added to bring this area of science almost at par with what others are doing. Nigeria cannot afford to do less especially at a time other countries are making unimaginable advances in this field.
Only last week, China launched a recoverable satellite into orbit.
The recoverable satellite was launched into a preset orbit atop a Long March 2-Dimension carrier rocket in northwest China.
Scientists said the satellite was running sound at a preset orbit. It is said to be the 20th recoverable satellite for scientific and technological experiments China has launched so far.
This is a poser for Nigeria considering the fact that China was no different from Nigeria, economically in the not too distant past and with the experience of Nigerian-born scientist such as Austin Esegbue, who plies his profession under the most respected agencies and authorities in sciences across the globe, such feat should not beyond Nigeria. The political will and motivation would do the magic. _________________ Les Vrais savent. Préviens les autres...
Abuja— Nigeria is to launch its second satellite in 2007, Science and Technology Minister Turner Isoun said yesterday in Abuja.The satellite, christened “NigeriaSat-2”is coming after the pioneer “NigeriaSat-1” launched on Sept. 27, 2003 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.
NigeriaSat-1, a medium resolution and disaster observing and monitoring spacecraft with a life expectancy of about five years, had capability to conduct agricultural monitoring, hydrological mapping and assess damage through hazard mapping.“The NigeriaSat-2, a 2.5-metre high resolution satellite is presently at the design stage and is expected to be launched by the grace of God in 2007,’’ Isoun said.
He said that the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) was working on the new satellite as part of African Resources and Environmental Management Constellation (AREMAC) satellite.The satellite, he said was being developed in the interest and in line with the objective of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) for the sustainable development of the continent.When launched, the minister said NigeriaSat-2 would also cater for the wider interests of geo-information stakeholders.It would serve as sources of geo-information data acquisition for both core and thematic data sets for the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure (NGDI) project.
It was also learnt that Nigeria would launch its information and communication satellite, “NIGCOMSAT-1” in 2006.The communication satellite, when launched, would help to improve telecommunication services in the country.It would also address a broad array of communication needs in the areas of telephony, broadcasting, broadband and Internet services.The satellite would also have a subsidiary pay load for space-based augmentation systems for navigation and global positioning systems.
The Director-General, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof. Robert Boroffice, who confirmed the plan said the preliminary work on the satellite had started.“We have already invited interested organisations for the design and manufacture of NIGCOMSAT-1 and we have appointed consultants for the project and for the frequency co-ordination of the satellite,’’ Boroffice said yesterday.He disclosed that President Olusegun Obasanjo had mandated NASRDA to ensure that the satellite was launched in 2006 for sustainable growth and development of the country.The federal government had budgeted N3 billion for the communication satellite project. _________________ Les Vrais savent. Préviens les autres...
Posté le: Lun 27 Juin 2005 11:26 Sujet du message: Nigeria's Space Program
NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NASRDA)
Nigeria is a nation endowed with an abundance of human and natural resources. The present administration has recognised that if properly harnessed, these resources will enable Nigeria to take her rightful place as a major African and world leader. Central to the realisation of Nigeria’s potentials are the programmes of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology under the guidance of Honourable Minister Professor Turner T. Isoun.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), tasked with implementing the National Space Policy, is a product of that broader vision of Nigeria’s technological potential, a vision that opens the door to a Nigeria greater by far than the one we know today.
Critics may call in to question the rationale of a country struggling with issues such as food, security and debt relief launching an ambitious space program. However, it is important to realize that unless Nigeria seeks to develop on all levels simultaneously, after successfully resolving the immediate problems, the country will still find itself technologically behind and underdeveloped.
NIGERIA'S SPACE PROGRAM
The initial scope of the Nigerian Space Programme (NSP) to be implemented by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) should include:
The study of basic space science in order to lay the foundation for deriving maximum benefits from the nation’s participation in the space enterprise;
For the attainment of space capabilities, Nigeria’s efforts should focus on research and rigorous education, engineering development, design and manufacture, particularly in the areas of instrumentation, rocketry and small satellites as well as in satellite data acquisition, processing, analysis and management of related software;
The establishment of a national earth observation station for remote sensing and satellite meteorology data acquisition. Such an infrastructure will enhance the indigenous ability to adopt, modify and create new techniques for national resources inventories, monitoring, evaluation and management;
The provision of efficient, reliable and adequate telecommunications services in Nigeria in order to enhance the growth of the industrial, commercial and administrative sectors of the economy.
The focus areas of the National Space Programme (NSP) include:
Basic Space Science and Technology to provide the understanding of how the universe works and what its impact is on the world. This will enable us to lay the foundation for deriving maximum benefits from the nation’s participation in the space enterprise.
Remote Sensing to help Nigerians understand and manage our environment and natural resources using space-acquired information. This technology will enable us to better understand our land, air and water resources and their associated problems.
Satellite Meteorology to study atmospheric and weather sciences using satellite data to facilitate the effective management of our environment.
Communication and Information Technology to provide efficient and reliable telecommunications services for Nigeria in order to enhance the growth of the industrial, commercial and administrative sectors of the economy.
Defence and Security. The Federal Government shall develop a necessary Space Science Technology (SST) programme that will address the national needs of Nigeria. For this purpose the government shall establish a Defence Space Command in the Ministry of Defence. The Command shall comprise representatives of the defence, intelligence, security and law enforcement services and report through the Ministry of Defence to the National Space Council.
(http://www.nasrda.gov.ng/space_program.php) _________________ Les Vrais savent. Préviens les autres...
Posté le: Dim 03 Juil 2005 01:27 Sujet du message:
Great Wall to lauch satellite for Nigeria
China is to build and put into orbit a satellite for Nigeria, to be launched in early 2007, the China Great Wall Industry Corp said on Friday.
The planned communications satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1, will mark a breakthrough in China's international commercial space programme " with the country becoming both a manufacturer and launcher of satellites for foreign customers, Great Wall president Wang Haibo told a press conference in Beijing.
Since 1990, China has carried out 24 commercial launches for overseas customers, placing 30 satellites in space, he said.
But according to Wang, up to now China has only manufactured satellite components for other countries, never an entire satellite.
"The successful delivery of NIGCOMSAT-1 will rank us among the very few in the world capable of providing a satellite manufacture, launch and servicing package," said Wang, adding that design and production of the satellite, its launch vehicle and ground stations were well on course.
Based on the DFH-4, China's latest satellite platform, NIGCOMSAT-1 has just undergone a preliminary design review.
The project will enable the Great Wall company, the sole authorized satellite launch service provider in China, to secure a greater share of the international market, Wang said.
In addition to launching NIGCOMSAT-1 into orbit using a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Southwest China, China will also train technicians and build a ground station in Nigeria.
According to Nigerian satellite programme director Ahmed Rufai, the partnership with China is "mutually beneficial," and contributes to diversifying the African nation's monolithic economy from being resource-based to knowledge and service based.
The African country started the NIGCOMSAT-1 programme in November 2003, and opened the project to international bidders, Rufai said.
China landed the contract last December by beating 21 companies from countries including the United States, France, Britain, Italy and Israel, Wang said.
This is largely because the China Great Wall Industry Corp had a "superlative proposal," with its technical capability and expertise well meeting Nigeria's stringent performance requirements, said George Nawar, a manager of Telesat Canada " NIGCOMSAT-1 programme's technical consultant.
"In terms of overall performance, the satellite will be on a par with other international advanced satellites," Wang said.
The satellite will be manufactured by the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) and will carry 28 transponders to cover the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, addressing its needs for telephony, broadcasting, direct-to-home television, Internet and other services, said Zhou Zhicheng, chief designer of the DFH-4 satellite platform.
The satellite is designed with a mission life of 15 years and weighs about 5,100 kilograms, Zhou said.
Apart from building a satellite for Nigeria, China is using the same DFH-4 platform to construct a domestic telecommunications satellite, Sinosat-II, which will be placed into orbit next year, Wang said.
At the end of last year, the mainland satellite developers also signed a contract with APT Satellite Co Ltd in Hong Kong to launch APSTAR 6B, Wang said. He did not specify when the satellite would be launched.
ki nèg nwè ki nèg klè
ki nèg klè ki nèg nwè
tout nèg a nèg
nèg klè pè nèg nwè
nèg nwè pa lè wè nèg klè
nèg nwè ké wéy klè
senti i sa roune nèg klè
mè nèg klè ké wéy klè a toujou nèg
sa ki fèt pou nèg vin' blang?
blang té gen chivé pli long?
pou senblé yé nou trapé chivé plat kon fil mang!!!
mandé to fanm...!
mè pou kisa blang lé vin' nwè?
ha... savé ki avan vin' blan yé té ja nèg!
a nou mèm ké nou mèm dépi nânni nânnan...
chinwa soti, kouli soti, indyen soti, blang soti
mèm koté nèg soti
Vous ne pouvez pas poster de nouveaux sujets dans ce forum Vous ne pouvez pas répondre aux sujets dans ce forum Vous ne pouvez pas éditer vos messages dans ce forum Vous ne pouvez pas supprimer vos messages dans ce forum Vous ne pouvez pas voter dans les sondages de ce forum