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ETRSS 1

The ETRSS 1 (Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite) remote sensing satellite is Ethiopia's first satellite, which will provide data on changes in climate and weather-related phenomena that would be utilized for the country's key targets in agriculture, forestry as well as natural resources protection initiatives.

ETRSS 1 is a 70 kg multi-spectral remote sensing satellite developed and built by CAST. It will be operated by the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute.

Launch is planned for December 2019 as a secondary payload on a CZ-2D (2) rocket.

Nation: Ethiopia
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute
Contractors: CAST
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 70 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ETRSS 1 - 2019 Jq SLS-2 CZ-2D (2) with ?