Its first pictures since being launched in August show Salt Lake City in the US - its airport and surrounding roads.
The satellite, built for the Nigerian space agency (NASRDA), can acquire images that resolve details on the ground that are just 2.5m across.
Called NigeriaSat-2, the platform will be used by the African nation to map its lands and plan urban development.
It will also assist the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.
This UK-managed fleet of spacecraft is used to picture regions of the Earth gripped by natural calamities.
These might be catastrophic floods or a big earthquake. Images sent down from space will often be critical to organising an effective emergency response.Read more
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