SARah 2 [OHB System]
SARah is the planned follow-on system for the SAR-Lupe radar satellite constellation operated by the German armed forces (Bundeswehr). SARah consists of one active phased array-antenna satellite built by EADS Astrium and two passive reflector antenna satellites provided by OHB-System. This system is planned to provide a higher resolution than the predecessor SAR-Lupe. Authorisation of the program is planned for June 2013.
The SARah 2 and 3 satellites form the second component of the SARah system. These satellites will be based on the reflector-antenna techonolgy of the SAR-Lupe satellites. They will fly in formation with SARah 1.
The three satellite constellation is planned at a cost of 800 million Euro.
The satellites will be launched together on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) booster between November 2020 and September 2021.
Note: The designations "SARah Aktiv" and "SARah Passiv" are conjectural.
|Type / Application:||Reconnaissance, Radar|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Mass:||~ 1800 kg|
|Orbit:||500 km × 500 km, 88.2°|
|SARah 2||-||2020||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with SARah 3|
|SARah 3||-||2020||Va SLC-4E||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with SARah 2|