XTAR / USA (Spain)
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|Designation|| 28542 / 05005A|
|Launch date|| 12 Feb 2005 - 21:03 UT|
|Launch site|| Ko, ELA-3|
|| Ariane-5 / ECA (V-164)|
|Mission|| X-band military communications|
|Geostationary orbit on 27 Feb:|
|Perigee / Apogee|| 35600 x 35971 km|
|Period|| 1436.03 min||
Maiden flight of this launch vehicle variant. Launched together with Maqsat B2 and Sloshsat-FLEVO
|Prime contractor || Space Systems Loral (SSL)|
|Operator|| Hisdesat/XTAR of Spain|
|Platform || SS/L-1300|
|Mass at launch || 3631 kg (2219 kg of propellant)|
|Dry Mass|| 1412 kg|
|Basic shape || Box + 2 panels|
|Dimension (m)|| 2.2 x 2.8 x 5.4|
|Solar array || 2|
|Stabilization || |
|Equipment|| 12 X-band transponders|
|Design lifetime || 15 years|
XTAR, LLC is a satellite communications company committed to serving the
needs of U.S., Spanish and allied governments. The company is a joint venture
between Loral, which owns 56 percent, and HISDESAT, which owns 44 percent. XTAR
is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Madrid, Spain, and Palo
The XTAR-EUR is a military and government communication satellite, will carry twelve wideband
high-power X-band transponders and operate from an Indian Ocean region orbital
slot to be determined by XTAR. XTAR EUR is designed to operate with existing and
planned defense communications terminals around the world.
XTAR expects to begin offering its X-band services to government users in the
United States, Spain, and other friendly and allied nations shortly after launch
and the completion of in-orbit testing. Service will commence at the highly
desirable 29 degrees East Longitude orbital slot providing a footprint extending
from the Eastern Atlantic to Southeast Asia.
Credit covers: J.VdDr.
Launch cancel Kourou.
Headquarter cancel Paris.
Ref.: #3(SD392), #7(JR544), #14, #206, #415 - update: 13.01.20