The Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia (RCSSTEWA) was inaugurated on 29/5/2012 under the Royal patronage, to be one of the six similar centers at the International level. This Regional Center seeks to develop the skills of academics and researchers in the fields of space sciences and technology and to enhance regional and international cooperation in these fields, in order to be a strategic partner at the national and Arab levels in achieving sustainable development. This Center represents a success story and a path of perseverance and hard work contributed by many colleagues and researchers, as well as by many local, regional and international partners, in order to be a beacon of science and hard work. We highly appreciate their contributions and strenuous efforts in establishing this Center.
Hosting this great scientific edifice in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan would not have been possible without the support of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, who spared no effort to support the development and scientific processes at the national and Arab levels. The combined official efforts at the national and Arab levels also had a positive impact on the establishment and success of this Center.
The RCSSTEWA held several courses in the fields of remote sensing, GIS, satellite communications, satellite meteorology, global navigation systems, and space sciences. As of March 2020, due to COVID-19, the RCSSTEWA has been organizing all of its activities online, including courses, lectures, seminars and workshops.
During the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia - Jordan, which was held on 23 April 2022, the Board has appointed Eng. Mu'ammar Kamel Hddadin as Director General of the Center, as of 1 May 2022.