Ethiopia aims to launch its first own satellite within the next five years. It will be a “medium research satellite” as the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency EBC reported. “ET-SAT” will be a 20-25 kg small satellite (CubeSat).
The Entoto Observatory and Research Center (EORC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 31 August 2014 with Finland-based Space Technology and Science Group (STSG) to this effect. Signing the agreement, Director of EORC, Dr. Solomon Belay said Ethiopia will benefit a lot from owning a satellite.
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