Ethiopia is going to launch its first satellite into space on 2019. According to Dr. Engineer Getahun Mekurai, the country’s Minister of Science and technology, the satellite which is being built with the support of the Chinese government, weighs 65kgs, it’s disclosed on Thursday July 13.
He said Ethiopian engineers are participating in building the satellite which will be launched in 2019.
The satellite will be used for various purposes, for weather forecast and other related activities in particular, it was noted.
The meeting, which was conducted at the Prime Minister’s office, discussed collective works, legal frameworks, policies and strategies needed to advance the ongoing works in the satellite technology.
The country envisages supporting its national agendas that were designed to improve the livelihoods of its people based on space science and technology centered recommendations and researches.