Ethiopia is set to launch the very first micro-satellite into space on 17 December 2019 at 6:01am (EAT) in the morning. The launching of ETRSS-1 is aimed at providing sustainable solutions for the tangible challenges Ethiopia is faced with.
Innovation and Technology Minister Getahun Mekuria said that the satellite will be used for agricultural transformation and modernization by supporting prediction of yield and natural disasters such as floods and drought. ETRSS-1 will also support water resource management, green energy development, land governance and administration, forest resource monitoring and management, infrastructure development and monitoring, national safety and security management.

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