A small Ecuadoran satellite collided in orbit with the remains of a Russian rocket, but it is too soon to know how much damage it might have sustained, Quito's space agency said Thursday.
This file photo shows a rocket taking off with a satellite from a launchpad in Jiuquan, on September 29, 2012. An Ecuadoran satellite launched from the same cosmodrome has collided in orbit with the remains of a Russian rocket, but it is too soon to know how much damage it might have sustained, according to Quito's space agency.
Ecuador's space agency EXA had warned on Wednesday that a space fender-bender was likely between its "Pegaso" (Pegasus) nanosatellite and the remains of the Soviet rocket S14 launched into space nearly three decades ago.
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