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Maqsat is a European (ESA) monitor that remained attached to the Ariane 5-ECA rocket that was launched from Kourou at 21:03 UT on 12 February 2005. It will monitor the dynamic behavior of the rocket from launch through the release of the two satellites, XTAR-EUR and SLOSHSAT.

Alternate Names

  • 28543

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-02-12
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
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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