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QPS-SAR 1, 2 (Izanagi, Izanami)


QPS-SAR is a series of small high-resolution SAR (synthetic aperture radar) earth observation satellites by the QPS Institute (iQPS).

The satellites are precursors for a planned constellation of 36 satellites.

The satellites feature a 3.6 m diameter antenna of only 10 kg. It can distinguish objects 1 meter long and identify cars on the road.

Both satellites will be launched as secondary payloads on Indian PSLV rockets in late 2019 and 2020.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator: iQPS
Contractors: iQPS
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~100 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
QPS-SAR 1 (Izanagi) 2019-089E 11.12.2019 Sr FLP PSLV-QL with RISAT 2BR1, 1HOPSat TD, Pathfinder Risk Reduction, Lemur-2 108, ..., 111, Duchifat 3, NANOVA
QPS-SAR 2 (Izanami) - 2020 Sr SLP PSLV with ?