• Carl EriksenEmail author
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)


Nigeria is one of the leader’s in the African space arena they have grown from producing their first small satellite to commissioning a geostationary satellite and now plan towards sending an astronaut to orbit (Kieron Monks, “Nigeria Plans to Send an Astronaut to Space by 2030,” CNN, 2016). In this chapter we cover what the Nigerian space program has achieved and how it has achieved that. We also provide insight towards the problems and goals facing Nigeria and how they have used space related activities in response to these as well as how they intend to grow their space related endeavours with these problems and goals in mind. Throughout the chapter there is an effort to give the reader an understanding of decision drivers through the context of Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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