Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency

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The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA; Spanish: Agencia Espacial Civil Ecuatoriana) is a private organization was established in November 1st 2007 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It is a non-profit and non-governmental organization in charge of the administration and execution of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Program, conduct scientific research on planetary and space sciences and to push forward the development of science in the educational system in the country. EXA had tested microgravity via parabolic flight with the Ecuadorian Air Force and Space Adventures.

In less than a year of existence, EXA has achieved the first Latin-American microgravity plane, developed with its own science and technology alongside the Ecuadorian Air Force, the Guinness World Record for the youngest human being ever to fly in microgravity, the RIM-G, and a system allowing almost any person to fly microgravity without being sick. 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, was launched from Russia aboard a Dnepr rocket in November 2013.

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