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XTAR-EUR is a Spanish geostationary military satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5-ECA rocket from Kourou at 21:03 UT on 12 February 2005. The 3.6 tonne satellite will provide military communications for Spain and United States through its 12 wideband, X-band transponders after parking over an as-yet-undetermined spot over the Atlantic or Indian Ocean

Alternate Names

  • 28542

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-02-12
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Spain)


  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

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