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Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by ndigbo: 8:00am On May 14, 2012
Abeg make we hear word ooh!
Nor be only satellite na litesat! Mstcheeeeeeeeew.
Oga GEJ just do the job and talkless. I wonder who cares how you get the job done ?
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 8:12am On May 14, 2012
The subject has nothing to do with IT, but IQ. Read up at least before contributing.
When the US tracks terrorists in the Middle East, is it done with a database? When you take pictures, does your video (or still) camera need a database?

I think you need a tutorial.

Americans used drones to track terrorist in the middle east. Drones carries Camera. Drones provide a view and target for military.
Drone can chase/track a single target.

Satellites carries radio waves. GPS, cordinate data of an object.
It is a target you identified that you can track with a satellite. If you dont have the data of whom u are to track, then satelite is not the option.

Listen and stop arguing igno man.

E.g Nigerian streets and roads has no standard numbering system. This will be difficult for satelite to digest.
Oh boy. I no vex with you again. Its just that you need tutorials. You can google how satelites works.

Nigerian Government can use drones. But satelite is a joke.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by kokoA(m): 8:15am On May 14, 2012
Musiwa has been doing this for years now.. Na now FG wan start dia own undecided
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 8:19am On May 14, 2012
hotwax:

I think you need a tutorial.

Americans used drones to track terrorist in the middle east. Drones carries Camera. Drones provide a view and target for military.
Drone can chase/track a single target.

Satellites carries radio waves. GPS, cordinate data of an object.
It is a target you identified that you can track with a satellite. If you dont have the data of whom u are to track, then satelite is not the option.

Listen and stop arguing igno man.

E.g Nigerian streets and roads has no standard numbering system. This will be difficult for satelite to digest.
Oh boy. I no vex with you again. Its just that you need tutorials. You can google how satelites works.

Nigerian Government can use drones. But satelite is a joke.

Shut the phuck up dunce.
When you have made yourself look a fool, the best thing is to withdraw and stop making a bigger fool of yourself.

Only a fool would think that satellite tracking requires a database. Only a fool would argue that drones carry camera's while satellites don't.
The image below is a pic of Aukland (New Zealand) taken by a Nigerian satellite, they have a high enough resolution to track cars with close up shots.

Dude, you are stup!d.

[img]https://www.nairaland.com/download/515872[/img]
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Demdem(m): 8:28am On May 14, 2012
stillme: I'm confused. Fg already know sponsor of boko haram. Who are they tracking? Corpers?cheesy

The retardeen led govt is simply deceiving itself. Shameless Foools.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 8:34am On May 14, 2012
Shut the phuck up dunce.
When you have made yourself look a fool, the best thing is to withdraw and stop making a bigger fool of yourself.

Only a fool would think that satellite tracking requires a database. Only a fool would argue that drones carry camera's while satellites don't.
The image below is a pic of Aukland (New Zealand) taken by a Nigerian satellite, they have a high enough resolution to track cars with close up shots.

Dude, you are stup!d.

Its so lame arguing with a slow man. Its like arguing with a nincompooop!
They will never listen. Man, If you prove stubborn to learn, then shove ur incomplete knowlegde in ur asssss and lets breath.

What has taking a satelite view of a town got to do with tracking an object ?

You keep saying the word "Fool Fool fool". It says much about you. You are not just a fool. But a hardened one.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 8:40am On May 14, 2012
hotwax:

Its so lame arguing with a slow man. Its like arguing with a nincompooop!
They will never listen. Man, If you prove stubborn to learn, then shove ur incomplete knowlegde in ur asssss and lets breath.

What has taking a satelite view of a town got to do with tracking an object ?

You keep saying the word "Fool Fool fool". It says much about you. You are not just a fool. But a hardened one.

Lol! I have posted a pic taken by our satellite. Its visual proof sir, not not pack of lies and bullshiit about "radio waves. GPS, cordinate data of an object."

I'm sure its hard to be a dunce, so I wonder how you cope! grin

Click on this link to see our boys at work: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Olodo!

A first picture should be released from NigeriaSat-2 in the coming days. This is a much more powerful platform, able to resolve details on the Earth's surface just 2.5m across.

Few countries in the world have access to such a capability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Dunce. angry
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 8:47am On May 14, 2012
Photo of Salt Lake City Airport (USA) taken by NigeriaSat-2:



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15098493
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 8:47am On May 14, 2012
Lol! I have posted a pic taken by our satellite. Its visual proof sir, not not pack of lies and bullshiit about "radio waves. GPS, cordinate data of an object."

I'm sure its hard to be a dunce, so I wonder how you cope!

Click on this link to see our boys at work: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Olodo!

A first picture should be released from NigeriaSat-2 in the coming days. This is a much more powerful platform, able to resolve details on the Earth's surface just 2.5m across.

Few countries in the world have access to such a capability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Dunce.

Dr. Agama lizard,
You keep proving me right.

U keep posting (still) picture of the world. The relevance of this picture to the topic in discussion requires one to question the viability of your mental state.

Chief Retardeeen officer. You are the best. There is no point arguing with you anymore.

U won!!!!!

End of story
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 8:53am On May 14, 2012
^
You are only here on public display as a fool. Maybe the pics were taken with radio waves if we are to go with your IQ level. Next time, shut the phuck up when you don't have a clue, instead of looking incredibly foolish.

Dubai - NigeriaSat-2:

Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 9:02am On May 14, 2012
Master dumbeee!

This is a public website. Stop portraying Nigerians as slow here.

Stop posting area photo of towns here. We are talking about tracking. U are post photos.

The service, known as the Satellite Monitoring and Remote Tracking System or SMART, uses Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to track the location of offenders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SecurityLink is offering the service to corrections agencies nationwide through an agreement with Palm Harbor, Fla.-based Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc., which developed the technology.

"The service gives corrections agencies the ultimate electronic monitoring solution when they need it most," said Ed Maier, director of SecurityLink's Electronic Monitoring Solutions Group. "With the continuing rise in prison costs, the number of offenders in alternative programs, like home incarceration or work release, has doubled to more than 70,000 since 1995."

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-99a.html
http://media.csosa.gov/blog/2012/04/gps-tracking-of-criminal-offenders-in-washington-d-c/

Google drone, and see what is used for.

U are even a disgrace to all retardeeeen
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by linearity: 9:06am On May 14, 2012
billante: Thats what America did to track down osama bin laden and is used in keeping tab on al-queda! Way to go.

http://www.nigerianeye.com/2012/05/nigerian-satellites-to-monitor.html?m=1

Federal Government will soon deploy satellites to trace movement of suspected terrorists and their locations in the country. The Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr Seidu O. Mohammed said yesterday said there will be training sessions for the security agencies in the next few weeks.
“We will also use communications satellites and global positioning systems to monitor every neighbourhood. We believe that is possible here and we are making effort to do that,” he said. “The training is for military and para-military, wewill bring them here and train them on how to use our data, because every satellite launch has its own parameters and you need to understandthem, before you operate them.” Nigeria Sat 2 and Sat X are high resolution satellites with the ability to give very close images.

Talk is cheap; this is the glorification of SAT 2 & X Satellites and the GPS system. Even as powerful as the America's Satellites and GPS system; they did not get OBL until after 10 years and that is after investing blood and treasures in the hurt to take out that guy. And at the end, the old spy system that heavily involves human intelligence was want lead them to OBL.

GEJ should first fish out the BK sympathizers and agents in his government that he complained about months prior and deal with them; then put more boots on the ground in the BK infested areas and eradicate them.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 9:07am On May 14, 2012
hotwax: Master dumbeee!

This is a public website. Stop portraying Nigerians as slow here.

Stop posting area photo of towns here. We are talking about tracking. U are post photos.

http://www.spacedaily.com/news/gps-99a.html
http://media.csosa.gov/blog/2012/04/gps-tracking-of-criminal-offenders-in-washington-d-c/

Google drone, and see what is used for.

U are even a disgrace to all retardeeeen

Is a drone a satellite or whats your point?

Unu go take laf kill baby antelope o! grin

What a dunce! Lol!

Another image from NigeriaSat-2 (you can clearly see the road markings). Hotwax, hang ya sef jare! Mumu! grin grin

[img]http://www.gisat.cz/images/upload/b0788_nigeriasat2-salt-lake-full.jpg[/img]
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 9:30am On May 14, 2012
My point is.

When you are tracking unknown target like Alqaiada/boko haram, you use drone. America use drone, because AMerica does not have enough record/information of these people. No central database in Iraq/Pakistan. That is why they operate drone to track them.

If you have a central Dbase of your citizen like US home land, you can track your citizen with Satelite.

Man dont argue blindly. You are a Nigerian. You know Nigerian government has no record/information of its citizen. Stop pretending as if you are in the USA.

This is Nigeria.

Argument or bashing aside. The fact is "We dont know who these boko harams are"

The fulanis that kill people in Jos. Does the FG knows them ?

They hide in bush and migrate hapharzrdly without a pattern. They are similar to alqaida/alqanis.

I know you are knowledgeable, but u just dont listen

Listen man.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Nobody: 9:39am On May 14, 2012
the best our govt eediot coulc come up with

http://www.gisat.cz/content/en/satellite-data/supplied-data/very-high-resolution?senzor=675#sat_detail

this is where he is getting sat pictures that he is claiming can be used for surveillance
these are the applications of the very high resolution images, as stated by gisat.cz

Satellite data with very high resolution are defined by a spatial resolution at about 1 m. These data could obtained only in panchromatic mode, more often in combination of panchromatic and mulitspectral mode. Today, it is the most progressive domain of remote sensing. Majotity of the these satellites carry the most modern systems with great flexibility and capability to get data according to the very concrete requests.
The data are suitable for mapping or updating of maps in the scale range 1:25,000 – 1:5,000.

The typical applications include:

Detailed mapping
Urban studies
3D city models
Precision agriculture
Control of agricultural activities
Planning and design of linear infrastructures
Mapping of transport infrastructure
Forests inventory
Mapping of scattered vegetation
Monitoring of open mines, dumpsites and recultivation activities
Soil erosion mapping
Planning and organization of humanitarian aid
Insurance industry
DEM generation


but our resident pdp slowpoke, who thinks everyone is as stupid as the gej administration, wants us to believe that nicomsat can be repurposed as a spy satelitte

these dunces don't even realise that spy satellites are typically procured via military industrial complex defense contractors.

only the likes of beaf can come up with these inanities because they watched spy movies

lets see , nigeria ays china to manufacture spy satelittes, which the Chinese will then use to spy on us cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 9:45am On May 14, 2012
^
Lol! You are a grass eating fool in the category of alj harem. Not worth my time, you should be arguing with baboons who might have a thing or two to teach you. grin grin grin

A first picture should be released from NigeriaSat-2 in the coming days. This is a much more powerful platform, able to resolve details on the Earth's surface just 2.5m across.

Few countries in the world have access to such a capability.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Ode. angry
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 9:50am On May 14, 2012
oyb, thank you.
Leave that lizard, let him continue nodding till infinity. Their is nothing you can do to lizards.

When a lizard does a good thing, its nod. When it did the reverse he nods too.

Keep your fool daram. Mr agama lizard
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 9:53am On May 14, 2012
hotwax: My point is.

When you are tracking unknown target like Alqaiada/boko haram, you use drone. America use drone, because AMerica does not have enough record/information of these people. No central database in Iraq/Pakistan. That is why they operate drone to track them.

If you have a central Dbase of your citizen like US home land, you can track your citizen with Satelite.

Man dont argue blindly. You are a Nigerian. You know Nigerian government has no record/information of its citizen. Stop pretending as if you are in the USA.

This is Nigeria.

Argument or bashing aside. The fact is "We dont know who these boko harams are"

The fulanis that kill people in Jos. Does the FG knows them ?

They hide in bush and migrate hapharzrdly without a pattern. They are similar to alqaida/alqanis.

I know you are knowledgeable, but u just dont listen

Listen man.

Stop being silly, you are doing yourself no good.
Satellites are regularly used to track and kill terrorists across the World. Please get an education and stop talking tonnes of bullshiit.
First it was that satellites could only operate radio waves, now it is the daftest arguments about the US needing a database to track its citizens. Dude, pardon me, but you sound really really are daft. Is it from constant practice? shocked

There is a vast array of ways outside photographs for satellites to track you (and none involves "radio waves" grin grin grin). Ok?
If you like, go join boko haram. There are eyes in the sky that will be used in the near future to ferret you out.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 9:56am On May 14, 2012
Stop being silly, you are doing yourself no good.
Satellites are regularly used to track and kill terrorists across the World. Please get an education and stop talking tonnes of bullshiit.
First it was that satellites could only operate radio waves, now it is the daftest arguments about the US needing a database to track its citizens. Dude, pardon me, but you sound really really are daft. Is it from constant practice?

There is a vast array of ways outside photographs for satellites to track you (and none involves "radio waves" ). Ok?
If you like, go join boko haram. There are eyes in the sky that will be used in the near future to ferret you out.

Which hole did u just loosed from ?

[size=18pt]AMerica kill Terrorist with Satelite ?[/size]

Are you reading news lately ?

America kill Terrorist with Drones ?

Go read new man.

Stop disgracing yourself. Idiotic baboon

And stop disgracing Nigerians.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 10:02am On May 14, 2012
[size=18pt]AMerica kill Terrorist with Satelite ?[/size]

The funniest Joke in town.

Amusements on nairaland
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 10:06am On May 14, 2012
AMerica kill Terrorist with Satelite ?

The funniest Joke in town.

Amusements on nairaland

Now let me clue you in satelite man.

There is what we call Predator drones. They do the dirty work of satelite more efficient.

They carry radio waves to Intelligence gathering stations.
They have supersonic camera.
They disect GPS data
They are armed with intelligent guided missiles.
They are stealth

You are too low and worthy of arguign with. U just argue for the sake of argument.

Grow up satelite man
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 10:06am On May 14, 2012
Any more low quality dunces like hotwax out there? grin grin grin

[size=14pt]U.S. Special Ops Building Satellites to Track Terrorists Everywhere[/size]
The raid on Osama bin Laden's compound this month highlighted special forces' focus on finding high-value targets. Their hunt extends into space, too. An official with U.S. Special Operations Command has confirmed that his organization is testing tiny satellites that could keep tabs on targets from above.
By Sharon Weinberger

Montana State University/NASA
May 18, 2011 5:00 PM

An official with Special Ops revealed Wednesday that the U.S. recently launched mini-satellites that could clandestinely track high-value targets, like al-Qaida terrorists. "We sent up four satellites to demonstrate passing TTL [tagging, tracking, locating] data," Doug Richardson, a civilian official at U.S. Special Operations Command, told an audience on Wednesday, referring to a December launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying the CubeSats—inexpensive satellites so small they can fit in the palm of your hand, and which have been used for scientific missions for a number of years.

Richardson, an official working in the Special Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Exploitation program in Special Ops Command, is responsible for several programs designed to help locate high-value targets using covert tracking tags: Hostile Force Tagging, Tracking and Locating, and Clandestine Tagging, Tracking and Locating. Unlike regular Tagging, Tracking and Locating technology­—which is used to keep track of friendly forces—these programs are designed specifically to track down enemies and combatants, and thus employ covert tags.

These tracking satellites are part of the growing Special Operations focus on "high-value target" missions, best exemplified by the raid earlier this month that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Richardson presented his office's work in a packed, standing-room-only auditorium at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa. The satellites may solve a fundamental dilemma of using tracking tags on enemies: how to follow them once they are in place, particularly in parts of the world like Afghanistan, where having a satellite in place to capture a signal can be a challenge. Presently, Special Ops commanders can't just take over an entire military satellite to keep over a moving target. With a small and inexpensive CubeSat, they could.

Citing the sensitivity and classification of the topic, Richardson declined to go into detail on the specific types of sensors U.S. forces are developing and deploying. However, several methods are already on the market—some simple, and some strange. A number of companies have openly advertised covert tags using technology such as radio frequency identification devices, and also more elaborate technologies, such as quantum dots that could be used to track a singe molecule. Scientists have also proposed more exotic tagging measures such as insect pheromones.

"The thing worked," was about all Richardson would say about the specifics of the Special Forces' sats, but he added that there are plans to move forward and improve the system. That doesn't mean, though, that these satellites are already being used. "The [system] I sent was just to test the theory that we could do it," Richardson told PM.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/satellites/us-special-ops-building-satellites-to-track-terrorists-everywhere-5767401
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Nobody: 10:13am On May 14, 2012
These tracking satellites are part of the growing Special Operations focus on "high-value target" missions, best exemplified by the raid earlier this month that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Richardson presented his office's work in a packed, standing-room-only auditorium at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa. The satellites may solve a fundamental dilemma of using tracking tags on enemies: how to follow them once they are in place, particularly in parts of the world like Afghanistan, where having a satellite in place to capture a signal can be a challenge. Presently, Special Ops commanders can't just take over an entire military satellite to keep over a moving target. With a small and inexpensive CubeSat, they could.

Citing the sensitivity and classification of the topic, Richardson declined to go into detail on the specific types of sensors U.S. forces are developing and deploying. However, several methods are already on the market—some simple, and some strange. A number of companies have openly advertised covert tags using technology such as radio frequency identification devices, and also more elaborate technologies, such as quantum dots that could be used to track a singe molecule. Scientists have also proposed more exotic tagging measures such as insect pheromones.

and there we have it

only dunces like beaf will try to equate cutting edge classified technology with garden variety satellites which his fellow dunces in arms are touting as intelligence tools

intelligence is indeed lacking in the crybaby goodunce administration and its army of eediots

are we equating the highly professional and motivated specail ops command with the highly over fed and diarrhea mouthed special speech command of the gej administration? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 10:14am On May 14, 2012
hotwax:

Now let me clue you in satelite man.

There is what we call Predator drones. They do the dirty work of satelite more efficient.

They carry radio waves to Intelligence gathering stations.
They have supersonic camera.
They disect GPS data
They are armed with intelligent guided missiles.
They are stealth

You are too low and worthy of arguign with. U just argue for the sake of argument.

Grow up satelite man

You are a proven dunce, bro.

Mumu, here is your trophy as the Grand Mumu 1 of NL! grin grin grin grin
Recieve it with pride and honour! Ode!

Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by hotwax: 10:15am On May 14, 2012
Mr Baboon. Satelite dumb

The United States government has made a series of attacks on targets in northwest Pakistan since 2004 using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division.[4] These attacks are part of the United States' War on Terrorism campaign, seeking to defeat Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan.[4] Most of these attacks are on targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan. These strikes have increased substantially under the Presidency of Barack Obama.[5] Some media refer to the series of attacks as a "drone war."[6][7]
Pakistan's government publicly condemns these attacks, but has secretly shared intelligence with the United States[8] and also allegedly allowed the drones to operate from Shamsi Airfield in Pakistan until 21 April 2011, when 150 Americans left the base.[9] According to secret diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, Pakistan's Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani not only tacitly agreed to the drone flights, but in 2008 requested Americans to increase them.[10] However, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said, "drone missiles cause collateral damage. A few militants are killed, but the majority of victims are innocent citizens."[11] The strikes are often linked to Anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and the growing questionability of the scope and extent of CIA activities in Pakistan.
Reports of the number of militants versus civilian casualties differ.[12] Daniel L. Byman from the Brookings Institution suggests that drone strikes may kill "10 or so civilians" for every militant killed.[13] In contrast, the New America Foundation has estimated that 80 percent of those killed in the attacks were militants.[14] The Pakistani military has stated that most of those killed were hardcore Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.[15] The CIA believes that the strikes conducted since May 2010 have killed over 600 militants and have not caused any civilian fatalities, a claim that experts disputed and have called absurd.[12] Based on extensive research, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that between 391 - 780 civilians were killed out of a total of between 1,658 and 2,597 and that 160 children are reported among the deaths. The Bureau also revealed that since President Obama took office at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims. More than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners. Tactics that have been condemned by legal experts.[16][17][18] Barbara Elias-Sanborn has also cautioned that, "as much of the literature on drones suggests, such killings usually harden militants' determination to fight, stalling any potential negotiations and settlement."[19]
Drone strikes were halted in November 2011 after NATO forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in the Salala incident.[20] Shamsi Airfield was evacuated of Americans and taken over by the Pakistanis the next month.[21] The incident prompted an approximately two-month stop to the drone strikes, which resumed on January 10, 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan

Beside, that your news is old. Check that out.

It is the latest technology in tows. Mr dumbassssss
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Nobody: 10:17am On May 14, 2012
Beaf: ^
Lol! You are a grass eating fool in the category of alj harem. Not worth my time, you should be arguing with baboons who might have a thing or two to teach you. grin grin grin



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14679166

Ode. angry

asaba japan, why you no post the entire artice

see cretin cheesy cheesy cheesy embarassed embarassed embarassed


Nigeria's latest Earth observation satellites have returned their first pictures.

The spacecraft, launched on 17 August, give the African nation a powerful new capability to map its own lands and other parts of the globe.

NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X will also assist the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.

This UK-managed fleet of spacecraft is used to picture regions of the Earth gripped by natural calamities.

These might be catastrophic floods or a big earthquake. Images sent down from space will often be critical to organising an effective emergency response.


The first picture released from the Nigerian pair is of New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland.

It was acquired by NigeriaSat-X, and reveals the buildings and the landscape surrounding this major urban centre.

It is just possible to see the wakes of ships passing under the harbour bridge that joins downtown Auckland with North Shore City.

The satellite is equipped with a multi-spectral imager for general mapping, agricultural monitoring and disaster relief work.
Nigerian engineer at SSTL Nigerian engineers built NigeriaSat-X with the help of their British counterparts


The resolution in this picture is 22m per pixel. Vegetation is picked out in red.

Both NigeriaSat-X and NigeriaSat-2 were designed and built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford, UK.

What is interesting about NigeriaSat-X is that the work was undertaken by Nigerian engineers themselves. The skills they have learnt will now be taken home so that they can build future spacecraft in their own country.

It is a model previously followed by Turkey. Its engineers received their education at SSTL as well, and the same rocket that launched the Nigerian platforms also launched Rasat.

This remote sensing satellite (7.5m resolution) is the first to have been developed and manufactured in Turkey by Turkish engineers.

SSTL Executive Chairman, Sir Martin Sweeting, commented: "NigeriaSat-X is the product of Nigeria's training and development programme here at Surrey.

"It is a great credit to NASRDA (National Space Research and Development Agency) and their engineers that this satellite is performing well and its operations are progressing so quickly.

"These highly skilled engineers will not only help Nigeria to manage its resources, but also bootstrap its fledgling high-tech economy alongside a growing nucleus of highly trained people."

A first picture should be released from NigeriaSat-2 in the coming days. This is a much more powerful platform, able to resolve details on the Earth's surface just 2.5m across.

Few countries in the world have access to such a capability.

sadly, this is the sort of brain in the gej administartion. an empty head that spams us with empty grammer aimed at deceiving the simpletons who voted gej not pdp
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Boyoorisha: 10:18am On May 14, 2012
Biyi1471:

You can imagine! Intelligence that supposed to be kept secret exposed just like that.. Mtcheew

You just spoke my mind. Take US for instance, they never discussed their plan to attack Osama with anyone, not even the country that Osama was in. Nigeria does her thing differently. Must they talk about it in public?
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 10:19am On May 14, 2012
oyb:

and there we have it

only dunces like beaf will try to equate cutting edge classified technology with garden variety satellites which his fellow dunces in arms are touting as intelligence tools

intelligence is indeed lacking in the crybaby goodunce administration and its army of eediots

are we equating the highly professional and motivated specail ops command with the highly over fed and diarrhea mouthed special speech command of the gej administration? cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

You areso stup!d, but its no suprise, cos you were born that way. You first came on the day namedropping and farting through your mouth, now you are talking about the bolded. Lol! Thats how we identify losers, winshes and those who claim satellites only operate radio waves.

What a complete fool and self-hater. So, the fact that Nigeria is one of the few countries in the World with such high tech capability is painful to you? Na wa!

You might hate yourself, but the country will continue to progress regardless.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 10:25am On May 14, 2012
oyb:

asaba japan, why you no post the entire artice

see cretin cheesy cheesy cheesy embarassed embarassed embarassed


sadly, this is the sort of brain in the gej administartion. an empty head that spams us with empty grammer aimed at deceiving the simpletons who voted gej not pdp

What a clown! You should really be used for vetenery research! Lol!
While, I posted high res pics from NigeriaSat-2, you are banging on like the id!ot you are about NigeriaSat-X. Do you know the vast difference in capability between both platforms? You don't even know the basics of what you are talking about, but like the loud fool you are, you want to expose the fact that you are an id!ot for the Worlds consumption.

How can anyone argue with an anus like you?

All hail fools! grin grin grin

Nematode.
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Nobody: 10:27am On May 14, 2012
Beaf:

You areso stup!d, but its no suprise, cos you were born that way. You first came on the day namedropping and farting through your mouth, now you are talking about the bolded. Lol! Thats how we identify losers, winshes and those who claim satellites only operate radio waves.

What a complete fool and self-hater. So, the fact that Nigeria is one of the few countries in the World with such high tech capability is painful to you? Na wa!

You might hate yourself, but the country will continue to progress regardless.

as usual, once i have exposed you as a copy and paste without comprehending good for nothing, you can only yammer bitter incoherent alcohol laden insults

small wonder all you can do is whine about your masters 'detractors'

with foools like you as spokesmen, is there any wonder that it is one eddiotic announcement after another ?
Re: FG To Track Down Boko Haram With Satellites by Beaf: 10:29am On May 14, 2012
^
You exposed me as a copy and paste by copying and pasting something you didn't understand? Wonders!
Fools will continue to astonish us! grin grin grin grin

Oyb, you will win a medal for reckless idiocy.

hotwax: Mr Baboon. Satelite dumb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan

Beside, that your news is old. Check that out.

It is the latest technology in tows. Mr dumbassssss

The news is old enh? And of cause, terrorists have grown too small to be photographed from space too.
What an acrobatic display of buffoonery!

I de hail ooooooooo!!! grin grin grin grin

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