Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation & Technology (MINT) signed an MoU with ORION Applied Science and Technology, a US satellite company. ORION Applied Science and Technology provides superior engineering solutions to transform the aerospace industry. Its goal is to transform near-Earth space operations & applications and develop & implement a ground architecture to support orbital and terrestrial remote sensing and communications.
MINT plans to boost Ethiopia’s economic development through innovation, technology, research, and digitization. It will support Ethiopia’s space industry for capacity building, job creation, and sustainable development. ORION AST plans to support Ethiopia’s government and provide essential civil services to help farmers, water management, and disaster & emergency relief operations. MINT recently began implementing the revised Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy to facilitate economic reform, create jobs, increase foreign exchange earnings, and boost national productivity. It will also create a skilled workforce and build an economy supported by technology.