Ecuador to launch first homemade satelliteApril 14th, 2013 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa speaks to the foreign press at the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito on February 20, 2013. Ecuador will launch its first satellite into space from China in two weeks, Correa announced.
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.
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