Dr. Abimbola Alale, MD and CEO of Nigcomsat, talks to Vijaya Cherian about Nigeria’s space ambitions and how she is helping to drive that vision.
Earlier in January, the NCC issued landing permits to 55 space stations to provide coverage over Nigeria’s territory.
The MoU envisages India and Nigeria’s collaboration in space science, planetary exploration, ground stations, development of micro and mini-satellites.
The move is in line with the efforts of several African governments to combat Covid-19 by allowing access to care for a large number of people.
Telemedicine was one of the target applications of the Nigerian communications satellite which carries Hughes VSAT equipment.
The company aims to deliver digital inclusion services to millions of people in remote and rural communities in Africa.
PanAccess currently broadcasts dozens of free-to-air channels from Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite located at the 17°E orbital position over Africa.