Ecuador’s Maiden Satellite may have Met Collision

Ecuador’s Maiden Satellite may have Met Collision

A nano-satellite, named as Pegasus, was launched from the Jiuquan spaceport in China. Not even a month has passed and it was got to know that the satellite was on a collision course with space debris.

The Ecuadorean space agency (EXA) has revealed that they have been trying to get connected with the satellite and have been trying to pick signals from the same. As per reports, it was the maiden and solely satellite from the side of Ecuador in orbit.

Experts were of the view that Pegasus was on the verge of collision on Thursday with debris. The debris was said to be from a Soviet rocket that was launched in 1985. EXA chief Ronnie Nader said that they have asked Ecuadorean engineers to keep a tab on the nano-satellite.

It is also important to know that something in concrete about the satellite will only be revealed after 26 to 48 hours after the suspected collision. As per Nadar, the collision would have taken at some 1,500 kilometers above the eastern coast of Madagascar.

It was on April 25 that the nano-satellite was launched, which measured just 10 by 10 by 75cm and had a weight of 1.2 kg.


FrenchTribune Specials

Canada Health Officials expand Monitoring of Ticks

A dramatic rise in the number of cases of a deadly disease spread by ticks has prompted health officials in Canada to expand their monitoring of ticks. Ticks are feared spreading an extremely rare but potentially deadly virus.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, it has significantly increased screening for Powassan virus in...

Most Popular

Climate Change to cause Bleaching Outbreaks around Florida’s southern coasts by

Florida's coral reefs could be hit by widespread coral...

Canada to Provide $243.5 Million towards Thirty Metre Telescope Project

Late Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that...

Little Foot was 3.67 Million Years old, believe Scientists

Twenty-one years ago a skeleton was found in South...

Solar Eclipse over Ashbourne Later this Month

The UK has experienced a partial solar eclipse, due to...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: