ET-SMART-RSS (EthSat6U, ET= Ethiopia/ ESSTI and SMART= Beijing Smart Satellite Technology and RSS=Remote Sensing Satellite)

Name ET-SMART-RSS (EthSat6U, ET= Ethiopia/ ESSTI and SMART= Beijing Smart Satellite Technology and RSS=Remote Sensing Satellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2020
Organisation Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute (ESSTI)
Institution Institute
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation (HQ) Ethiopia
Nation (AIT) China
Manufacturer AIVT by Smart Satellite
Costs $1.5 million in total funded jointly by the Belt & Road Initiative and Sunny Group.
Oneliner Provide earth observation services to China and African countries, as well as strengthen collaboration between ESSTI and SMART who have set out to jointly do business in Africa. Team at ESSTI prepared the preliminary design of the satellite and then the critical design. Smart Satellite handled the manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing (MAIT) in close consultation with the ESSTI team.
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Last modified: 2020-10-03
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