425 Project radar satellite [ Thales Alenia Space]
The South Korean 425 Project radar satellites are the radar component of the 425 Project reconnaissance satellite project.
The high resolution SAR satellites are being developed by a consortium consisting of Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Hanwha Systems Corp with Thales Alenia Space providing the SAR payload.
The Thales Alenia Space SAR payload uses a specialized 5-meter antenna folded as 24 petals that will open in space to form a prabolic dish. Additionally TAS provides also the platform elements, especially for Control Momentum Gyro and sensors, derived from their HE-R1000 product (High Efficiency Radar).
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, radar|
|Operator:||South Korea’s Agency for Defence Development|
|Contractors:||Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI), Hanwha Systems Corp., Thales Alenia Space (payload)|
|Power:||4 deployable fixed solar arrays, batteries|
|425 Project radar satellite 1||-||202x|
|425 Project radar satellite 2||-||202x|
|425 Project radar satellite 3||-||202x|
|425 Project radar satellite 4||-||202x|