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MAQSAT-B was launched from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana aboard the same Ariane 5 rocket with MAQSAT-H. It was a smaller dummy satellite stored in the lower bay of the SPELTRA dual launch adapter. It was built by Kayser-Threde of Germany for the European Space Agency.

Alternate Names

  • 25024

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-10-30
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • European Space Agency (International)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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