ESSS Established
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 related field of professionals as well as individual and institutional members interested in the above fields.
EORC Established
The Entoto Observatory Research Center was established by the Ethiopian Space Science Society. The Research Centre was then transferred to the former Ministry of Science and Technology of the FDRE, now the Ministry of Innovation.
Establishment of ESSTI
On October 14, 2016, the Council of Ministers approved the Establishment of Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and Council, pursuant to article 5 and 39 of the Definition of Powers and Duties of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia proclamation No. 916/2015.
formulation of the national space policy
The Ethiopian National Space policy would guide all activities of the country in the peaceful use of outer space especially on capitalizing on space technologies to tackle socio-economic challenges in the country.
launch of the first ethiopian spatellite
Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite 1 (ETRSS-1) is the first satellite launched by Ethiopia. It is an Earth Observation Satellite. After launch the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute spent several months calibrating and testing it. Photos were released in February 2020.