Ronnie Nader, director of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA), pointed out that amateur radio operators from Japan, Germany, Australia and the United States have captured small portions of the video signal transmitted by Pegaso, the Ecuadorian satellite that was launched last week from China.
For Nader this is normal, as it is the “first time in the world” than a nanosatellite of 10 by 10 cm, a weight of 1.2 kg and a bandwidth of 25 MHz, transmits video, as it is the case of Pegaso.
However, while the Ecuadorian satellite has all the necessary equipment, the proximity with the other two satellites in Argentina and Turkey, launched on the same Chinese rocket, has made difficult to detect the satellite, however, Nader added that “possibly” in mid may they will broadcast online and in good quality, the video signal from Pegaso.
The satelite Pegaso, which was fabricated entirely in Ecuador and whose elaboration took a year, had a cost of $ 800.000 invested by EXA and the private sector; of which the Ecuadorian State contributed with around $ 700,000 dollars for the launch, insurance, logistics and certification tests.
Yesterday EXA informed through its account on the social network Twitter that Martín Galarza, who is known as AU-D, composed a song on the occasion of the launch of Pegaso in space, and this will be transmitted by satellite.
“EXA has decided to include the song ‘All are astronauts’, by AU-D, on board of the NEE-02 KRYSAOR, to be transmitted from space,” said the Agency.