NigeriaSat - 1 is the Nigeria contribution to the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) project. It was launched on 27 September 2003.
The Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) is an international co-operation in space, bringing together organizations from seven countries. The countries are Algeria, China, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
The DMC consortium ( or group ) is forming the first ever mirosatellite constellation bringing Earth observation capabilities both nationally to the individual satellite owners and internationally to benefit worldwide humanitarian aid effort.