Ariane 5 ECA
XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

Ariane 5 ECA | XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

Arianespace launch of a Ariane 5 ECA Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Ariane 5 ECA rocket as part of the XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat mission. The launch window for the Dedicated Rideshare mission was on Sat, Feb 12th, 2005, 4:03 PM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Ariane 5 ECA and experience the excitement for yourself.


XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

XTAR-EUR is a communication satellite operating at 29 degrees East. Serving the needs of US, Spanish and allied governments. Maqsat B2 was designed to represent a commercial passenger for vehicle evaluation but was used as a technology platform for several European experiments, including Sloshsat in this case. Sloshsat is a satellite to investigate the behavior of liquids in weightlessness.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana


Ariane 5 ECA

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