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Ethiopia’s New Chinese-built Satellite Sends Back First Images

Etrss-1 first test images captured near China. Image source: ESSTI.

Three weeks after it blasted off from a launchpad in China, Ethiopia’s new satellite sent back its first test images Monday. These initial photos were taken over China but officials say the next batch of photos will be done over Ethiopian territory.

This new $8 million satellite was jointly funded by the Ethiopian and Chinese governments and was built by the China Academy of Space Technology.

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