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Ofeq 8, 10 (TECSAR 1, 2 / TechSAR 1, 2)

Ofeq 8 (TECSAR 1) [IAI]

TECSAR (also transcribed TechSAR) is the first israeli SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) technology demonstration satellite. TECSAR combines high resolution with large area coverage using electronic beam steering

TECSAR 1 was launched as the sole passenger on an indian PSLV-CA launch vehicle instead of the originally planned israeli Shavit-2.

Another TECSAR 2, also in collaboration with India, is planned to be launched in 2011 or later.

Nation: Israel
Type / Application: Earth Observing (Radar)
Operator: Tsahal
Contractors: IAI
Equipment: X-SAR
Configuration: TECSAR Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 260 kg
Orbit: 403 km × 581 km, 41
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Ofeq 8 (TECSAR 1, Polaris ?) 2008-002A 21.01.2008 Sr FLP PSLV-CA
Ofeq 10 (TECSAR 2) 2014-019A 09.04.2014 Pa Shavit-2