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The NEE 01 Pegaso 1U CubeSat is the first satellite of Ecuador The satellite will conduct following tasks: •Technological demonstration/Education •Test of real time video transmission •Test of Thermal/Radiation shield •Test of multiphase solar array •Test of passive antenna deployment •Test of carbon nanotubes thermal control system The satelite was originally planned to be launched piggy-back on a Dnepr rocket, but was moved due to delays to a Chinese CZ-2D (2) launch in 2013.NEE 01 Pegaso transmitted the first videos from orbit on 16. May 2013. On 22. May 2013, it was hit by a piece of debris from soviet upper stage. The hit caused the satellite to lose attitude, but it was still transmitting.

Alternate Names

  • 39151
  • Pegaso
  • NEE01

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-04-26
Launch Vehicle: Long March 2D
Launch Site: Jiuquan, Peoples Republic of China
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Ecuador)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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