The Ecuadorian nanosatellite which was put into orbit on April 26, has managed to capture and send images of geographical areas of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, according to Ronnie Nader, the director of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA).
Yesterday, around 11 o’clock in the morning, Pegasus sent images of the Peruvian coast, that were received at the control station of EXA, located in Guayaquil, and retransmitted on the internet.
“We didn’t reach Chile because we were already out of range,” added Nader, then pointed out that at the moment they are making adjustments on the satellite to expand the coverage of the images.
“We are working to expand the range of acquisition of Pegasus also “, whose trajectory is from North to South, from pole to pole, and which links to the Minotaur station for a few minutes when it enters the range of the current coverage in Ecuador,” said the first Ecuadorian astronaut.
Despiste The comments made in social networks that the images sent by Pegasus were not captured on may 16 , Nader said having information about the exact position of Pegasus at the time of its first transmission, thus confirming that the issued images were “in real time”.
With these clarifications, Nader hopes that “the problem is over”, as he said to accuse of “sham or fraud” our project is a “slander” affecting, not only EXA and its project Pegasus, but “the whole Country”.