DG NASRDA unveiling Cutting-Edge Projects at Technology and Innovation Expo 2024

The Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba, at the 2024 Technology and Innovation Expo,wowed the participants with a presentation on NASRDA’s achievements and activities under the theme “The New Space Aligning with The Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Dr. Shaba highlighted NASRDA’s alignment with the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation’s mandate and the revised National Science, Technology, and Innovation policy. This policy, guided by Presidential Executive Order No. 5, aimed to boost innovation, startups, commercialization, and industrialization in Nigeria.
Moreover, NASRDA showcased a range of projects at the Expo, demonstrating its commitment to exploring groundbreaking innovations in space technology. Some highlighted array of groundbreaking projects by some Centres and Departments included;
– The Advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laboratory featured a mobile ground control station, trainer aircraft, engine starter generator, and UAS.
– NASDA African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education – English (ARCSSTEE) highlighted Real-time Air Quality monitoring sensor and Afri-TEC (Africa Ionospheric Total electron content).
– NASRDA Engineering (ESS) Department impressed with their indigenously made Prepaid Energy meter, UAV & Drones Development.
– NASRDA Physical & Life Science Department showcased expertise in Graphene Cement, Graphene Battery, and Activated Graphite.
– The Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD) wowed the audience with the Spacecraft Aerodynamics & Control department’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle for space exploration.
– NASRDA Ground Station & Mission Control displayed their Data Share capabilities.
– The Centre for Atmospheric Research, ANYIGBA, presented their Sun Photometer for measuring the sun.
– ⁠ The Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics showcases the integrated earthquake monitoring system for Nigeria.
– Center for Space Transport and Propulsion (CSTP) introduced projects like the Web-sized detection Jacket with interactive multilingual voice assistance tips.
While the institute of space Science and Engineering ISSE introduced their various programs MSc and PhD respectively
The range of projects at NASRDA’s booth truly showcases the agency commitment to innovation and space exploration.
These projects exemplified NASRDA’s dedication to leveraging space technology for national development, economic growth, and global competitiveness. The Agency’s initiatives underscore its pivotal role in advancing Nigeria’s space capabilities and fostering collaboration with the private sector to drive the space economy forward.

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