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SpainSat is a Spanish military geostationary communications satellite that was launched by an Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou at 22:32 UT on 11 March 2006. The 3.7 tonne (with fuel) satellite carries 13 X-band and one Ka-band transponders. It will be parked over 30°W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28945

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-03-11
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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