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Ethiopia has launched its first satellite into space with China’s help

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Ethiopia's satellite, named ETRSS-1  source #bondozagram

Ethiopia has entered the space age with the launch of its first satellite, named ETRSS-1. The 70 kilogram remote sensing satellite is to be used for agricultural, climate, mining and environmental observations, allowing the Horn of Africa to collect data and improve its ability to plan for changing weather patterns for example. The satellite will operate from space around 700 kilometers above the surface of earth.

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