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XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

Ariane 5 ECA


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XTAR-EUR, Maqsat-B2, Sloshsat

Type: Dedicated Rideshare

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.


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Ariane Launch Area 3

Kourou, French Guiana

317 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou, French Guiana


Ariane 5 ECA – ArianeGroup

  • Family: Ariane 5
  • Length: 57.7 m
  • Diameter: 5.4 m
  • Launch Mass: 780 T

The Ariane 5 ECA was manufactured by ArianeGroup with the first launch on 2002-12-11. Ariane 5 ECA has 71 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 73 launches. Ariane 5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle, part of the Ariane rocket family.


Arianespace – ASA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ASA
  • Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
  • Founded: 1980
  • Launchers: Ariane | Vega
  • Country: FRA

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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