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Obzor-R [TsSKB]

The Russian Obzor-R satellite is a planned X-band radar earth observation satellite designed by TsSKB-Progress.

In 2012, the devlopment of the Arkon-2M radar satellite was stopped and instead the development of the Obzor-R was initiated.

The satellite features the BRLK X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar as the imaging instrument with a ground resolution of 500 m.

The first satellite of the Obzor-R design is planned to be launched on a Soyuz-2-1a booster from the Vostochny cosmodrome in 2021.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: Roskosmos
Contractors: TsSKB-Progress
Equipment: X-band SAR
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Orbit: 650 km × 650 km, 98
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Obzor-R 1 - 2024 Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a with (multiple small satellites)
Obzor-R 2 - 202x Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a
Obzor-R 3 - 202x Vo LC-1S Soyuz-2-1a option

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