China, Nigeria sign agreement to replace faulty satellite

March 26, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications

satellite_1.jpgAccording to an article on an agreement has been reached between China and Nigeria to replace a faulty communications satellite by 2011.

The satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1, experienced power failure due to problems with its solar power generator. The articles says that a replacement satellite will be launched, with Nigeria having to bear no cost for the launch.

The contract was signed in Beijing this week, and underscores the good economic relationship currently existing between the two countries. The satellite is key to Nigeria’s communication infrastructure.

The original article can be found HERE.

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