NEE-02 Krysaor

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NEE-02 Krysaor
Mission type Technology demonstration
Operator Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency
COSPAR ID 2013-066AB
SATCAT № 39441
Orbits completed 4672[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type 1U CubeSat
Manufacturer Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency
Launch mass 1.2 kg (2.6 lb)
Dimensions 10×10 cm (3.9×3.9 in)[2]
Power 127 watts maximum
Start of mission
Launch date 21 November 2013, 07:10 (2013-11-21UTC07:10Z) UTC
Rocket Dnepr
Launch site Dombarovsky 370/13
Entered service 25 Jan 2014
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Sun-synchronous
Semi-major axis 7,029.34 km (4,367.83 mi)[1]
Eccentricity 0.0083529[1]
Perigee 599 km (372 mi)[1]
Apogee 717 km (446 mi)[1]
Inclination 97.76 degrees[1]
Period 97.76 minutes[1]
Mean motion 14.73[1]
Epoch 5 October 2014, 03:10:51 UTC[1]

NEE-02 Krysaor is an Ecuadorian technology demonstration satellite, and Ecuador's second satellite launched to space. Built by the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA), it is a single-unit CubeSat nanosatellite.[3] Krysaor is a Pegasus-class spacecraft, a "twin" of Ecuador's first satellite, NEE-01 Pegaso.[4] Like Pegaso, this spacecraft's instruments include a dual visible and infrared camera which allows the spacecraft to take pictures and transmit live video from space.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NEE 02 KRYSAOR Satellite details 2013-066AB NORAD 39441". N2YO. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ecuador already has its second satellite in space, NEE-02 Krysaor". Agencia Pública de Noticias del Ecuador y Suramérica. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Graham, William (21 November 2013). "Russian Dnepr conducts record breaking 32 satellite haul". NASA Spaceflight. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "NEE-02 Krysaor". Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to NEE-01 Pegaso at Wikimedia Commons