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Directorate of Launch Services and Space Operations

The Directorate of Launch Services and Space Operations (DLSO) is an operational directorate in Defence Space Administration (DSA) responsible for the research, tests and conduct of rocketry launch activities.

Director of Launch Services and Space Operations

Air Vice Marshal OS Ogunsina

Chronicle of Directors

Air Vice Marshal I Umar

16th February 2016 - 2nd July 2017

Air Commodore FF Oduwole

15th September 2017 - 13th November 2017

Air Vice Marshal MN Madi

8th January 2018 – 3rd Septmeber 2019

Air Commodore JS Dibal

16th October 2019 - 7th January 2020

Air Vice Marshal C Onyike

7th January 2020 – 22nd March 2021

Air Vice Marshal AS Liman

22nd March 2021 - 10th January 2022

Air Vice Marshal S Lawal

10th January 2022 -

Air Vice Marshal AA Shinkafi

Air Vice Marshal OS Ogunsina

About the Directorate

The Directorate of Launch Services and Satellite Operations (DLSO) is an operational directorate in Defence Space Administration (DSA) responsible for the research, tests and conduct of rocketry launch activities. The Directorate is also saddled with the obligations of coordinating and spear heading all indigenous and cross-border space operations leaned to the Administration. It is responsible for establishing key laboratories such as propulsion laboratories, chemical measuring machines,foundry and mechanical workshops among others.

Roles

a. Satellite launches.

b. Design and development of rockets

c. Launch pads acquisition and design.

d. Manufacture and custody of propellants

e. Launch of test and sounding rockets for experiments

f. Monitoring space for continuous information on disposition of satellites, space debris, asteroids and other harmful matters.

g. Ensure surveillance of entire vertical expanse including the atmosphere, near earth orbit and beyond.

h. Carry out multi-sensor data fusion for integration of satellite imagery with other data derived from airborne sensors such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAVs).

i. Co-ordinate astronautics training and operations for space explorations.

Achievements

The DLSO has had 5 rocket launches since its inception. The last launch was carried out on 27 Feb 19. The rocket launch was a success as the rocket performed in line with the theoretical estimations from the design stage. Preparations are on for the next launch. The Directorate is vigorously building capacities of its personnel, 12 of which graduated from the first DSA/NARSDA/NIGCOMSAT organized Basic Space Course held in NARSDA. The DLSO is on track working towards other aspects of its responsibilities.

Events

The Directorate of Communication Satellite Hosts The Defence Space Administration Monthly Lecture Series March 2024 Edition

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The Defence Space Administration (DSA)  held its Monthly Lecture Series today, 28 March 2024, and...

The Chief of Defence Space Administration AVM AA Shinkafi and Mrs Ladan decorating Navy Lt SY Ladan to the rank of Lt

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The Chief of Defence Space Administration AVM AA Shinkafi and Mrs Ladan decorating Navy Lt...

DIRECTORATE OF COMMUNICATION SATELLITE HOLDS SEMINAR ON COMMUNICATION SATELLITE AND PAYLOAD MANAGEMENT

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The Staff of the Defence Space Administration (DSA) were treated to very educative sessions during...

Graduation Ceremony of the NAF personnel on the Job training at Directorate of Launch Services and Space Operations, held on the 28 April 2023...

Graduation Ceremony of the NAF personnel on the Job training at Directorate of Launch Services...