Space - Named after the ancient Greek divine winged stallion Pegasus the 1.2kg nano-satellite got itself into a spot of bother following a smash-up with an orbiting cold war Soviet space snooper.
Launched on 25 April from the Chinese spaceport of Jiuquan the Ecuadorean flying 4-inch cube found itself on a collision course with a Rasputin-class Tsyklon-3 rocket during Saturday's horrendous eclipsed fool moon.
The old Soviet spy-in-the-sky had been in service for decades, relaying secret KGB communications between spooks.
However a sudden massive coronal mass ejection in November 1990 'turned it rogue' - causing the eventual downfall of the USSR as garbled messages turned the Soviet spyware machine into an international espionage laughing stock.
This morning reports from the International Space Station which videoed the prang said Pegasus had been busy taking pictures of Amazonbotch rainforest pollution scams while playing recordings of the Ecuadorean national anthem when the crash occurred.
Bits of flying debris from the Tsyklon-3 were seen strewn in the atmosphere before burning up on re-entry amid reports that some had crashed in Ecuador's Lago Agrio oil field, an oil-rich area of the Sucumbíos province.
The crude site is the global epicenter of a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations [RICO] Act lawsuit before New York Judge Lewis Kaplan following a $19 billion fraudulent Ecuador judgement on US super major Chevron.
A spokesperson for beleaguered Amazonbotch lawyer [sic] Steven Donziger said 'WTF?' today when asked to comment on the event, described by indigenous Ecuadoreans in the lawsuit as 'one helluva bloody omen'.
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