Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency
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|Established||November 1, 2007|
|Motto||Ex Sominus Ad Astra|
The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA; Spanish: Agencia Espacial Civil Ecuatoriana) is a private Ecuadorian organization founded in 2007 that conducts research on space and planetary sciences. It is a non-profit non-governmental organization with civilian oversight.
EXA had tested microgravity via parabolic flight with the Ecuadorian Air Force and Space Adventures. EXA launched Ecuador's first satellite, the CubeSat NEE-01 Pegaso, in April 2013 aboard a Chinese Long March 2D. Its second satellite, the follow-on CubeSat NEE-02 Krysaor, is planned for launch from Russia in November 2013.
- Latin for "From a Dream to the Stars"
- Steadman, Ian (April 26, 2013). "Ecuador launches its first satellite, has webcam, will search for asteroids". Wired UK. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Clark, Stephen (April 26, 2013). "Four satellites launched on China's Long March rocket". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- "Pegasus will be replaced by Krysaor". El Comercio via Ecuador Times. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Official website (in English)