26 November 2018
Ethiopia is set to launch its first earth observatory satellite in September 2019, joining a list of few African countries that have put the devices into orbit. “The satellite will be launched from China while the control and command station will be in Ethiopia," said Dr Solomon Belay Tessema, the director general of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute at the Addis Ababa University. He added that "most preliminary and critical design is done by our scientists.”
Ethiopia to launch first satellite next year