Satellite XTAR-EUR of Ministry of Defense/XTAR

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names XTAR-EUR
Country of Operator/Owner Spain
Operator/Owner Ministry of Defense/XTAR
Users Military/Government
Purpose Communications
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 29.03
Perigee (km) 35778
Apogee (km) 35792
Eccentricity 0.000166053848890997
Inclination (degrees) 0.1
Period (minutes) 1436.06
Launch Mass (kg.) 3631
Dry Mass (kg.) 1412
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 12-02-2005
Expected Lifetime 15 yrs.
Contractor Space Systems/Loral
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5 ECA
COSPAR Number 2005-005A
NORAD Number 28542
Comments X-band; designed to be compatible with U.S. and NATO SATCOM systems. Contract with US Department of State.


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