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.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, radar|
|Operator:||Russian Ministry of Defense|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Kosmos 2569 (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|