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FUTA sets Nigerian record, to launch satellite into space

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The Federal University of Technology, Akure, announced on Tuesday that it would on Thursday launch a satellite into space in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries.
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The university said the satellite belonged to Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh, and would be launched into Space from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA.
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“It is the first ever university satellite to be launched in Nigeria,” a statement by the university stated. The statement reads further: "
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FUTA, scientific prowess will get a big fillip on Thursday June 1st at 10.55pm (Nigerian time), when the SpaceX Falcon9 Rocket launches Birds 1 satellites, comprising 5 CubeSats belonging to Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria and Bangladesh, into Space.
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The Nigerian CubeSat, code name NigeriaEdusat-1, is designed, built and owned by FUTA, in collaboration with National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Abuja, Nigeria, and Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan.
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Ibukun Adebolu of FUTA’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is the representative of Nigeria on the project. It is the first ever university satellite to be launched in Nigeria. .
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The CubeSats will be launched and docked to the International Space Station where the satellites will be deployed into lower orbit during the last week of June 2017. .
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The major objective of NigeriaEdusat-1 is capacity building, i. e. domesticating the satellite technology in FUTA, and making the technology a common business among staff and students of the university for the purpose of research, resources and environmental management and sustainable socio-economic development of the nation.