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Bars (17F112)

The Bars (17F112) satellite was a new electro-optical area surveillance satellite to replace the film-return Yantar-1KFT (Kometa) series.

Bars was in development since 2005 but was later cancelled in favour of the improved Bars-M version.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, optical
Operator: VKO
Contractors: TsSKB-Progress (bus), LOMO (payload)
Configuration: Yantar bus ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Mass: + 7000 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2xxx (Bars #1) - cancelled Soyuz-2-1a ?
Kosmos 2xxx (Bars #2) - cancelled Soyuz-2-1a ?
Further Bars missions:

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