Kondor-E 1 [NPO Mashinostroyeniya]
The Kondor is a small military radar Earth observation satellite prototype designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya.
The Kondor satellite features a S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which can conduct both continous swath surweys or detailed spot surveys. The swath width is 10 km. Ground resolution is 1-2 m in spotlight mode, 1-3 m in stripmap mode and 5-30 m in ScanSAR mode.
The operational version is called Kondor-E 1.
It was launched in 2013 on a Strela launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, radar|
|Operator:||Russian Ministry of Defense|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||505 km × 505 km, 74.75°|
|Kosmos 2487 (Kondor #1, Kondor-E №1)||2013-032A||27.06.2013||Ba LC-175/59||Strela|