Ronnie Nader, director of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA), announced that the Ecuadorian nanosatellite that was launched into space on April 26, is not emitting any signal, but there’s already a rescue operation that will last for three months.
Last Thursday Pegasus had a side collision with the remains of a tank of a Russian rocket sent to space in 1985, which left the Ecuadorian satellite out of orbit and unable to transmit images.
Nevertheless, Nader said there is a possibility to be rescued, but if in three months no signal is emitted, they shall enforce the insurance coverage.
Pegaso “survived, is 100% operational”, said Nader, and at the same time admitted that the image and sound-emitting cannot be integrated.
Due to the temperature in space, Pegasus was programmed to rotate, however, since the collision turns are constant so it could face a problem of freezing, or running out of battery during the next three months that the rescue operation will last, said Nader.