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IGS-Radar 1, (2), 2

The IGS-Radar 1 and 2 (Intelligence Gathering Satellite), built by Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO), are radar reconnaissance satellite with a projected life of 5 years. The satellite will be operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The 1200 kg IGS-Radar is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar. The resolution is probably about 3 meter. The satellite serves both Japan's national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, radar
Operator: CSICE
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: ?
Configuration: ?
Propulsion: ?
Mass: 1200 kg
Orbit: 489 km × 494 km, 97.31 (#1); 485 km × 490 km, 97.34 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IGS-Radar 1 (IG-Space 1b) 2003-009B 28.03.2003 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-2024 with IGS-Optical 1
IGS-Radar (2) (IGS (2b)) 2003-F02 29.11.2003 Ta YLP-1 F H-2A-2024 with IGS-Optical (2)
IGS-Radar 2 (IGS 2b) 2007-005A 24.02.2007 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-2024 with IGS-Optical 3V

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