Ethiopian space science society was established in 2004, with 47 founding members. It is a non-profitable organization constitute of members from Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Science and technology, and the related field of professionals as well as individual, and institutional members interested in the above fields. The society has more than 15,000 individual members, 30 branch associations, over 58 institutional members and over 100 Space School Clubs.
“To make Ethiopia a Scientific Society.”
1. To build a society with a highly developed scientific culture and
2. To enable Ethiopia to reap the benefits accruing from space science and technology.
a) Foster the development of competent professionals in the field – from the lowest technician to the technologist and scientist.
b) Build institutional capacity and infrastructure so as to develop competent manpower and conduct research.
c) Take all necessary measures, to create awareness and to develop knowledge and skill in space science and technology.
d) Engage in activities jointly with local and foreign educational and research institutions.
e) encourage educational and research activities in the field of space science and technology; and to this end, establish an award giving ceremony whereby recognition is accorded to outstanding individuals and institutions.
f) Encourage the adoption and implementation of a policy and strategy concerning space science and related technology.
g) Raise funds and search for other material and support from domestic and foreign donors so also further the objectives of the society.
h) Encourage space science tourism in Ethiopia.
Develop the human resource of the field especially of the first priority area sufficiently. Build the necessary institutions of training and research of the field.
Develop strong link between public and private sector of the field in all aspects to work together to achieve the vision and the mission that enables accelerated development of the field.
Foster the development of competent professionals in the field – from the lowest technician to the technologist and scientist;
Build institutional capacity and infrastructure so as to develop competent manpower and conduct research;
Take all necessary measures, to create awareness and to develop knowledge and skill in space science and technology.