In addition, he said that about
Prof. Mohammed disclosed this at the weekend, during a lecture on Communication Satellite in Commemoration of the Launch of the first Communication Satellite in
Prof. Mohammed said that Communication Satellite is a multi-billion dollars industry that gives high returns on investments, which must be tapped by both government and private sector to drive enhance their operations.
He said that the launch of Syncom" in
"As scientists, research organizations and Nigerians, this historic occasion is unique to us in several ways, following various landmark experiments carried out after its successful launch.
"Ladies and gentlemen, it will interest you that it is exactly fifty years today, when the historic telephone conversation between the then American president
For him, the conversation between the two leaders was more than a phone call, noting that it was the first two way call across the Atlantic between Heads of State via satellite in global history.
It was reported that the two leaders in their conversations, exchanged pleasantries, briefly mentioned the nuclear weapon's test ban treaty which was signed that year and spoke on a boxing match in which Nigerian middle weight boxer, late
Apart from the successful experiment, the DG also noted that
According to him, there are approximately 1,107 Satellite providing civilians communication and another 792 supporting military communications, some seven hundred of them are in geosynchronous orbit.
He called on the private sector show commitment in using Communication Satellite, since the international telecommunications are increasingly competitive in the global markets with rapid changes to technological capacities.
"it is note worthy that the Economic Intelligence Unit in
"The Nigerian Space programme is not only in tandem with the dream and inspiration of our forefathers but it is also in fulfilment of the role expected of us as a nation as a key player in global affairs.
"It is in recognition of this fact that, the
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