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.
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, optical|
|Contractors:||TsSKB-Progress (bus), LOMO (payload)|
|Configuration:||Yantar bus ?|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||+ 7000 kg|
|Kosmos 2xxx (Bars #1)||-||cancelled||Soyuz-2-1a ?|
|Kosmos 2xxx (Bars #2)||-||cancelled||Soyuz-2-1a ?|