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Kondor-FKA 1, 2

Kondor-FKA 1 [NPO Mashinostroyeniya]

The Kondor-FKA is a small civilian radar Earth observation satellite designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya as a civilian counterpart to the Kondor-E satellite.

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.

Two satellites were to be launched in 2020 and 2021, but were delayed to 2023 and 2024. A third improved Kondor-FKA-M is to follow in 2025.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator: Russian Ministry of Defense
Contractors: NPO Mashinostroyeniya
Equipment: S-band SAR
Configuration: Kondor-E bus
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 1100 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kondor-FKA 1 2023-074A 26.05.2023 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a Fregat
Kosmos 2xxx (Kondor-FKA 2) - 2024 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a Fregat


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