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Ecuador to launch first indigenous satellite in April

Ecuador: Ecuador president Rafael Correa has announced that the country will launch its first satellite into space from China in April. The “Pegaso” (pegasus) nanosatellite will be launched from China aboard an unmanned rocket at 0513 GMT on April 26. Measuring just 10 by 10 by 75 centimeters (four by four by 30 inches), and weighing 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds), Pegaso will beam live video images back to Earth from an onboard camera. The Ecuadoran Space Agency plans a second satellite launch in July.

Source: Space-travel