NEE-02 Krysaor


NEE-02 Krysaor
Mission typeTechnology demonstration
Operator Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency
SATCAT no.39441
Mission durationDesign: 1 year
Elapsed: 7 years, 4 months, 28 days
Orbits completed15,074[1]
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type1U CubeSat
ManufacturerEcuadorian Civilian Space Agency
Launch mass1.2 kg (2.6 lb)
Dimensions10×10 cm (3.9×3.9 in)[2]
Power127 watts maximum
Start of mission
Launch date21 November 2013, 07:10 (2013-11-21UTC07:10) UTC
Launch siteDombarovsky 370/13
Entered service25 January 2014
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Semi-major axis7,024.99 km (4,365.13 mi)[1]
Perigee altitude588.13 km (365.45 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude705.58 km (438.43 mi)[1]
Inclination97.6637 degrees[1]
Period97.66 minutes[1]
Mean motion14.74[1]
Epoch10 September 2016, 08:01:29 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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NEE 02 Krysaor - Orbit". Heavens Above. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Graham, William (21 November 2013). "Russian Dnepr conducts record breaking 32 satellite haul". NASA Spaceflight. Retrieved 9 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "NEE-02 Krysaor". Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency. Retrieved 9 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links

Media related to NEE-01 Pegaso at Wikimedia Commons

  • (in Spanish) Krysaor official website
  • (in English) Krysaor official website