Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency

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Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency
Agencia Espacial Civil Ecuatoriana
Owner  Ecuador
Established November 1, 2007
Headquarters Guayaquil, Ecuador
Motto Ex Sominus Ad Astra[1]
Administrator Hector Carrion

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. EXA launched Ecuador's first satellite, the CubeSat NEE-01 Pegaso, in April 2013 aboard a Chinese Long March 2D.[2][3] Its second satellite, the follow-on CubeSat NEE-02 Krysaor, was launched from Russia aboard a Dnepr rocket in November 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Latin for "From a Dream to the Stars"
  2. ^ Steadman, Ian (April 26, 2013). "Ecuador launches its first satellite, has webcam, will search for asteroids". Wired UK. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Clark, Stephen (April 26, 2013). "Four satellites launched on China's Long March rocket". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Graham, William (21 November 2013). "Russian Dnepr conducts record breaking 32 satellite haul". NASA Spaceflight. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 

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