Ecuador to launch first homemade satelliteApril 14, 2013 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
Ecuador will launch its first satellite into space from China in two weeks, President Rafael Correa announced Saturday.
"It's not a satellite bought in another country, it's a satellite made in Ecuador," Correa said proudly during his weekly address of the homegrown engineering team.
The "Pegaso" (pegasus) nanosatellite will be launched from China aboard an unmanned rocket at 0513 GMT on April 26.
The Ecuadoran Space Agency plans a second satellite launch in July.
(c) 2013 AFP
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