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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the China Academy of Space Technology

OBN April 26, 2019- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited the China Academy of Space Technology to inspect Ethiopia's 70kg Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing Satellite ETRSS-1.

Ethiopia, under the auspices of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI), has been in the process of co-developing the Satellite through the support of the Chinese government.

ETRSS-1 is to be launched into space before end of this year, according to the Gregorian calendar.

The Satellite is expected to monitor weather patterns for better agricultural planning, drought early warning and forestry management.  Photo credit:- PMOEthiopia