Inauguration of the RCSSTEWA took place on 29th of May 2012 in Amman, Jordan, under the patronage of his majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein and the presence of the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Dr. Mazlan Othman. This Centre was the fifth in a series of Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education established world-wide within existing national/regional institutions in developing countries in response to the General Assembly Resolution 45/72.
Inauguration of the permanent headquarters of the RCSSTEWA in Tabarbour (in the suburbs of Amman) took place on the 21st of August 2019, under the Royal patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan. The United Nations/Jordan Workshop on Global Partnership in Space Exploration and Innovation was held in Amman from the 25th to the 28th of March 2019, which was jointly organized by the Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Western Asia (RCSSTEWA). Support for the Workshop was provided by the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences (AUASS) and the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), among other institutions.
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.