Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute

We explore the Universe for the benefit of our people.

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Training in scientific writing for the ESSTI A&A

Training in scientific writing for the ESSTI A&A post-graduate students (M.Sc. and PhD) and staff …
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Training in Scientific Writing for post-graduate students

The ESSTI Astronomy and Astrophysics Department organized the following trainings in collaboration with Arba Minch …
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Training on Python for data processing

Title: Student intro training on Python for data processing of AGN variability within the Large …
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Learn about our projects

There are many internal and external projects done in our institute. Fields and topics of space science research, technology development and application. It includes, but is not limited to, the following: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Aerospace science, technology, and applications, Geodesy and geodynamics, Remote Sensing, Space sciences and application.


  1. Our headquarter is around 6killo in front of “Miskaye Hizunan Church”
  2. ESST-2 (Space application department, Geodesy and Geodynamics department, Communication project and postgraduate unit) is located behind 6killo 5t door, Fekir plaza 6th floor.
  3. Satellite centers and observatory is located at mount Entoto, 20 km from Addis Ababa. 

No, but we do have M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in:

  1. M.Sc. and PhD in astronomy & astrophysics,
  2. PhD degree in geodesy,
  3. M.Sc. and PhD in Remote sensing and
  4. M.Sc. and PhD in space science


To see Ethiopia in 2017, benefiting from space science and technology development and contributing to the development of the sector.

Our mission

Contribute to the development of the national economy by providing creative and social services to our people and improving their living conditions in the field of space science and technology, In astronomy and astrophysics, on earth view global and to provide competitive research in aeronautics and astronomy, manpower training and international relations.