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Almaz 1V

Almaz 1V [NPO Machinostroenye]

Almaz 1V (also called Almaz 2) was an improved version of the Almaz-T radar satellite. It featured a new radar system, which would have provided a resolution of 5 to 7 meters. In addition, an optical-electronic payload on the satellite would have been capable of producing imagery with a resolution of 2.5 4 meters.

Alamaz-1v was to carry following instruments:

  • SAR-10 3.1025 GHz synthetic apperture radar (based on the Almaz-T SAR) operating in a low 15 to 40 m or a medium 15 m resolution mode using the starboard antenna or in a high resolution 5 to 7 meter mode using the port antenna.
  • SAR-70 0.429 GHZ synthetic apperture radar operating in a low 15 to 60 m resolution mode using the starboard antenna.
  • 4-channel optical stereo imager providing 2.5 to4 m resolution
  • 2 MSU-E scanners
  • MSU-SK visible/IR radiometer
  • sea surface radiometer
  • Balkan-2 lidar to measure cloud altitudes

Almaz was also designated Resurs-R.

NPO Mashinostroyenia ran into financial crisis in 1994 and the project to build Almaz 1V was cancelled.

Nation: USSR
Type / Application: Radar satellite (modified manned spacecraft)
Operator: NPO Machinostroenye
Contractors: NPO Machinostroenye
Equipment: SAR-10
Configuration: OPS Module
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 18550 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Almaz 1V (Almaz-T #4, Resurs-R #4) - cancelled Ba Proton-K